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Commissioner Nathan Ivie

Commissioner Nathan IvieBiography

Nathan has literally spent his life on the back of a horse. Born the youngest of 4 children, Nathan was raised in Bluffdale, Utah, where he worked on his family's Quarter Horse ranch. After graduating from Bingham High School, Nathan served as a State FFA officer while attending Utah State University, until going to work for one of the top horse trainers in America. Following his apprenticeship and a two year LDS Church mission, Nathan returned home to run and expand his family's equestrian operation that was relocated to Utah County in the spring of 2004. He has consistently been one of the leading reining horse trainers in the Intermountain West winning multiple year end championships and other titles. Nathan holds certificates in Equine reproduction from Colorado State University and Photography from the New York Institute of Photography, where he was a “merit of award” winner for his work.

Outside of the “barn” Nathan is an avid outdoors man spending as much time as possible hunting, camping, hiking and skiing. On a perfect day he can be found in the middle of nowhere on a horse with his camera photographing nature. He also enjoys coaching his children’s basketball teams, is an avid football fan, and frequents art museums and the ballet. He and his wife Stephanie are the proud parents of two children and three Golden Retrievers. When asked, he most often refers to himself as a “cowboy with a camera in love with America”.