Goseong Guy (Nate) first came to Goseong in March of 2018. He has mostly been living there ever since.
My name is Nate. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio in the USA.
I met my wife in 2014 on a business trip to Korea. We got married in Korea in January 2019 and had our son Noah in February of 2020.
I have a background in electrical engineering, software development and teaching English. I enjoy helping people optimize websites and software and have created giteroptimized.com.
We even took our wedding photos here in Goseong! I have an article about Sangjogam Park in my blog where these were taken.
I play drums and guitar and enjoy metal detecting, fishing, hiking, camping, and other outdoor stuff.
Travel was a huge part of my life before starting a family and COVID, though I don’t love it any less. I previously worked in China and Mexico. Photography pairs nicely with travel, and while I don’t have any special gear, I have been getting more into it. For a time I was a journalist for the town’s official social media blog.
I love to share travel experiences and talk about things that are timeless.