My name is Nathaniel (Nate) Tucker and I am a native of Washington, DC--not the outskirts of DC, but within the 20002 zip code living only two miles from the United States Capital. I could literally walk one block over and see the United States Capital within distant eyesight. I am a product of the District of Columbia Public School System. I have great memories at each school attended-- Ruth K. Webb Elementary, Browne Junior High School and Eastern Senior High School.
Learning new things has always been a part of my life. This city guy moved to Cleveland, Tennessee in August of 1990 to attend Tomlinson College ('92.) I enrolled at Lee College, now Lee University in August 1992 after graduating from Tomlinson College with an Associate's Degree. I graduated from Lee College in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration.
A year before graduating from Lee College, I started working as a part-time employee writing reports and later secured a full-time job as an application developer for an IBM AS400 mid-range system. As a result of continuing to increase my skill sets, I grew through ranks of IT which accompanied a tremendous amount of knowledge capture.
After being out of school for ten years, I enrolled at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2006 as a graduate student pursing a Master's of Business Administration which I completed in 2008 with a pretty good GPA of 3.53. I mention this because I had a ten-year gap between college and graduate school which was a hurdle that I had to overcome--transitioning back to formal education life was different than the self-pace learning that I became accustomed to.