Nate Futrell – INSPIRE Program and Wellness Director
Nate graduated from UNC Wilmington in 2011 with a BS in Exercise Science. During college, Nate was a Cardiopulmonary Rehab Intern at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This position was his first exposure to working with the facility’s older patients. Nate found working with this age group fun, rewarding, and satisfying. He believes his close relationships with his grandparents influenced him in a positive way for this type of work and created the affinity he feels for working with this special population of older adults.
After graduating, Nate ran wellness programs at continuing care retirement communities in Wilmington, South Carolina, and Durham. When the opportunity at Carolina Bay opened up, Nate enthusiastically joined the Liberty Senior Living family as the Wellness Director.
In addition to his education and experience, Nate has an array of certifications from the country’s top organizations, giving him knowledge and training that he can apply every day working with individuals who are of retirement age. Just a few of his certifications include Functional Aging Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Cancer Exercise Trainer, Aquatic Fitness Professional, and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist. Nate earned these certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Aquatic Exercise Association, and the American Council on Exercise.