Nathan joined the Duke staff in September of 2012 as the Director of Outdoor Adventures and has served as the Managing Director of Recreation Programs since 2014. Prior to joining Duke Recreation and Physical Education, Nathan worked within Campus Recreation at Towson University and for Recreation and Wellness at Rice University.
McKinnis, a native of Sacramento, Calif., graduated from California State University – Monterey Bay in 2005 with a degree in Social and Behavioral Science, while minoring in Recreation and Outdoor Education. After graduating, McKinnis attended Aurora University earning his masters in Recreation Administration.
McKinnis currently resides in Durham, N.C. with his wife, Lauren.