Nate Orlowek is a native of Des Moines, Iowa, but mostly grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he currently resides. Nate graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in History. His entire over 40-year career has been in Education and Camping. He served for over 30 years in various summer camps as a Head Counselor, and continues to work with children year-round as a teacher, tutor, mentor, and youth group leader. He also has spent several summers and other periods of time in Israel using his experience and skills in working with "at-risk" youth and underprivileged children in orphanage-like institutions. In the course of his long career he has counseled or taught over 10,000 children.