Nathanial is a native of the Northland, growing up in the North Kansas City area and attending Winnetonka High School. Nathanial earned his undergraduate degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri with a bachelors degrees in Biology/Psychology and a minor in Business. He played division II baseball as a utility and pitcher while attending Northwest Missouri State University. Following NWMSU, he attended UMKC School of Medicine, completing his Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Nathanial is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.