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A Sudanese birthday present!
Zulu drummers - Loskop, SA
Nathan in Schmitshausen, Germany
Nathan discusses a list of supplies with local doctors for a Therapeutic Feeding Clinic- Telkook, Sudan.
Austin-Lehman Adventures Introduces Nathan Wittkamp
Nathan - Red Gap Pass trail, Glacier National Park
Nathan on a camel in Sudan
Registering food program recipients - Tamarin, Sudan
Loskop, South Africa
Raised in North Carolina with two sisters, he played baseball and threw the javelin in college as well as guided sea kayaking tours and rock climbing trips. Educated at Appalachian State University, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Management and Marketing. His real world education began as a Salesman with Rubbermaid Home Products in Seattle and Alaska. It wasn’t long before the travel bug bit hard. Nathan was on a one week home construction trip to Tijuana, Mexico with his church, an experience which led him to a position with a non-profit in South Africa helping AIDS orphans, then multiple years managing food distribution programs in Sudan and Honduras. In between his travels for work, Nathan has been to many other countries exploring their natural wonders and fascinating cultures.
Now, eager to live a somewhat less-mobile existence, Nathan is excited to use his travel knowledge to help people discover the many wonderful destinations ALA has to offer. His favorite places to visit are Seward, Alaska; Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala; Copan, Honduras; Cape Town, South Africa; Fort Portal, Uganda; and Dingle, Ireland.
Nathan's ALA Staff Survey
What’s your favorite vacation destination?
Cape Town, South Africa
What’s your favorite hike?
Any trail in Glacier National Park.
What’s your favorite bike ride?
Blue Ridge Parkway, Western North Carolina
What’s your favorite thing about working at ALA?
I get to talk about travel all day long!
What did you do before working for ALA?
Managed a USDA school feeding program in Honduras.
Lord of War
Wild at Heart by John Eldridge and the Bible
"Marvelous Light" by Charlie Hall and "Run" by George Strait
Describe the most amazing experience you’ve had while traveling:
Ha! Which one? Probably one of the most beautiful things I have seen was on a sea kayaking trip off the North Carolina coast. We left shore in the middle of the night, paddling by moonlight, then saw the sunrise out of the Atlantic!
When did you first catch the travel bug?
During study abroad in Southern Germany.
What are your hobbies?
Bicycling, hiking, camping, sea kayaking, and serving at the local soup kitchen.
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