Nathan Knottingham is a Northwest Local with roots in Oregon for five generations. Nathan entered the mortgage industry May of 2007 as a Licensed Loan Originator in Oregon. During the following 4 years, he built his business as a loan officer in a private brokerage while the industry was changing just as fast as he was learning. Those years were some of his favorite and even though he had to leave the industry for a time to support the family, he found a passion and love for policy, training, and leadership in the Mortgage industry.
Nathan credits his skills in public speaking and leadership, along with his passion for progress, as the driving forces behind his career. His primary goal, in both business and in life, is to leave each place he visits better than he found it and to help each person he meets to find the best within themselves.
Community involvement is one of Nathan’s greatest passions. Before joining the Knowledge Coop in 2016, Nathan was the President and CEO of the McMinnville, Oregon Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as Chair of the Center for Community Innovation and on boards for Howard Street Charter School in Salem, OR; and the See Ya Later Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides scholarships and other aid to kids and families affected by medical crises. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Washougal Schools Foundation, which seeks to promote public education and secure grant funding for a district of seven schools in Southwestern Washington.
Outside of work, Nathan enjoys reading, playing the bass, woodworking, and staying involved in his local community. He holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Corban University. Nathan lives in Washington with his wife and two children.