Nathan Jacks was raised in Longview Texas and went to Stephen F. Austin State University to pursue a degree in Forestry. Nathan joined the Bird Forestry team in June of 2021 after graduating. While in college, Nathan met his wife, Emily, at their church in Nacogdoches. Emily is a First-Grade teacher and a wonderful baker. In their free time, Nathan and Emily enjoy traveling to see family and friends and watching movies on their reclining couch. Nathan also enjoys watching football (Cowboys and Aggies), hockey (Stars), and backpacking with his brother all over the country.