Nathan Boots grew up in and around Ely, IA and attended Prairie High School. He attended the University of Iowa and studied history. Growing up working around the farm and on various types of machinery, as well as enjoying hobbies like riding motorcycles, he has picked up considerable technical and mechanical knowledge as well as an attention to detail. In past occupations he has been a customer service representative and he also contributed to the cleanup of the flood of 2008 in Eastern Iowa as a contract monitor where accuracy was essential. Currently in addition to working in the Processing Department at MidAmerican Aerospace he bales hay in the summer on his farm and markets it to other local farmers. He has a cat named “Leo” and a Dog named “Jesse.” In his free time he enjoys construction projects, gardening, riding dirt bikes, and working in the garage.