This is me.

I am a Software Engineer at Autodesk, Inc. with a focus on CAD/CAM software solutions for manufacturing, medical and artistic applications. My day-to-day activites include solving problems and designing software, as well as programming in C++, C#, Python and others. I am working more often in the realm of database design and management as well as developing RESTful APIs and micro-services that consume them.

I am married to my best-friend, Sonya Gilbert (née Lange). She is my constant-navigator, foodie-friend, and camping-buddy.

I am originally from Vanceburg, KY, a small river city close to Ohio and West Virginia. I attended Lewis County High School and received a Bachelors of Science from Morehead State University. I spent my early years outside of Vanceburg in an area named Quicks Run where I helped my Dad raise tobacco, cows and bell peppers on a farm that once was owned by his father.

I currently live, work, and play in Salt Lake City, UT. I love this city -- it has great views, great people, great music, great beer and great food.

Graduate School

I was a graduate student in the School of Computing at the University of Utah and successfully completed a M.Sc. in Computer Science. My advisor was Dr. Ellen Riloff and I was a member of the Natural Language Processing research group.

My research was on automatic coreference resolution (detecting and tracking entities in free text) and I was also involved with the development of Reconcile, an open source, extensible system for automatically resolving noun phrases.

This is my University website with more details on my time there and a list of my publications.


I have played music in a variety of ensembles over the years and studied electric bass guitar and Jazz while a student at Morehead State University. One particular ensemble I am proud of is American Hollow -- a group I founded with my friends that was able to land an independent record contract, tour the western states and release two critically-acclaimed albums of Progessive Rock and Metal. I'm currently working on some new musical projects with friends, hopefully I will have something to show from this work in the coming years.

I love digging through the forgotten history of rock music, particularly the progressive and psychedelic styles of years long passed. I am always searching for vinyl and CDs of low-level Desert, Doom, Psych, Prog, Folk, Fusion, and Metal artists. Here is what I am currently listening to.

The Outdoors

I like being outside and Utah provides ample opportunities to indulge in this pursuit. I love camping, fishing, backpacking and day hiking in the Mountain West. I am the Evening Hikes Coordinator for the Wasatch Mountain Club. My trusty Jeep Cherokee (XJ) that gets me to the campsite, trailhead, brew pub and then back home.

I'm making an effort log all of my adventures on Nathan's Hiking Blog, starting in 2015. Come back to see where I've been and where I'm going.


I am a volunteer for the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club. My duties include managing and currating the Twitter feed and Instagram account.

I'm also a big fan of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Save Our Canyons. I get my news from High Country News and Democracy Now! and I also believe organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation have got your back. I urge you to investigate and support them if you can.

Contact Me

You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I am logging my hiking and camping travels here: Nathan's Hiking Blog. I sometimes write music reviews at The Gates of Tedium. Here is my GitHub page. You can also contact me at Yup.

"This was Jim Backus's first film after he died." - Crow, #622

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