In December of 2007, Nathan Wiltse received his M.Sc. in Mineral Economics from UAF, where he worked closely with the Mining & Geological Engineering Department and the Economics Department. He has presented at the Alaska Mining Association Biennial Conference a number of times on such topics as, Assessing Risk in Achieving an Acceptable Rate of Return, and a Feasibility Model of a Rock Quarry. He worked on USARAK's pre-feasibility study for an All-Weather Crossing for the Tanana R. He graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota in 2000 with a B.A. in Economics. He minored in Computer Science and Management. While at St. Olaf he spent a year abroad attending the University of Ottawa in Canada. He was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and attended West Valley High School.