Nate Chipman recently joined Kenton Brothers and we asked him to share a bit about himself with us and our customers. We think you’ll agree that Nate has quite the interesting background!
“I was born 11/1/1977 in Corinth Mississippi and moved to Kansas City in 1987 due to my father being relocated. I lived and went to school in Olathe and graduated from Olathe North in 1996.
I left for the Army on 01/07/1997 and was active duty stationed at Ft. Bliss, TX till 2000, and then re-enlisted to the reserves stationed in Kansas City. I went to college at Washburn University for three semesters studying Political Science with ambitions of being the legal advisor to politicians (What was I thinking?)
I then re-enlisted for active duty because I was getting tired of being alerted and having to always put life on hold in anticipation of being deployed. In September 2004, I left for my station in Frankfurt Germany, where I spent a little over three years handling the logistical support of war wounded and deceased soldiers, as well as any incoming service members being relocated to Europe.
During my time in Germany I proceeded to continue my education with the University of Phoenix while stationed overseas. I was able to travel all over Europe, skiing in Austria and Switzerland, as well as mountain biking the alps. As mentioned, I spend a lot of my time outdoors backpacking. I usually take two or three backpacking trips a year where I hike into the mountains with only what’s in my pack (no tent, no cell, no technology at all) and spend a week just hiking around and sleeping under the stars or sometimes the rain!
My weekends are spent on the bike trails throughout Kansas and Missouri and around local lakes and rivers. I work out an average of five days a week for an hour or two each session. Prior to coming to Kenton Brothers, I was the Service Manager for Family Leisure where I handled all aspects of the service, delivery, install, warranty, and parts department.
At Kenton Brothers, I hope to utilize my management and computer skills to help the company however I can. Finally, I have a two year old daughter named Peyton Ruth Chipman who I can assure you is more diva than baby at this point!”