Nate Martin’s roots in Wyoming are four generations deep. He has been a vocal critic of school policy since the late 1990s, when as a gifted yet ornery Rock Springs High School student he gave the principals hell over such vital issues as hanging up flyers for his band’s concerts in the hallways.

Today, Nate is the director of Better Wyoming, a communications hub for progressive politics in the state. One of BW’s main activities is fighting the Legislature’s cuts to Wyoming public school funding.

Nate owns a home in West Laramie where he lives with his girlfriend, Karlee, and their dog, Maverick.