dancing for CASS-MIND Academy

At the age of five a designer was born; with a yard of tartan plaid cotton, thread, needle and some elastic for the waistband, Nathan made his first garment. It was a one-seamed skirt made for his mother as a surprise. He continued to make clothing and accessories throughout his childhood.

Nathan’s breadth of experience spans from small start-up companies to fortune 500, from the automotive sector to the apparel industry to reality TV. He has more than 10 years experience in supply chain management through business process and systems implementation and more than 20 years in fashion design and clothing manufacturing. In addition to his work in Fashion and Business, Nathan now runs CASS-MIND Academy, a school for children with autism, with his younger brother Benjamin.

Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in purchasing and production operations and international business and a bachelor’s in music from Bowling Green State University. Additionally, he has a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.


CASS-MIND Academy is an autistic learning center with a unique program for Autism Spectrum Disorder. The expectation of creativity produces pleasant surprises nurturing the hidden abilities of our students. The CASS-MIND leadership team, managers and faculty are concerned, caring individuals.

CASS-MIND offers intervention specialists, applied behavior analysis, clinical counseling, occupational therapy, speech therapy, art and music therapy. They can assist with the IEP to receive an individualized curriculum for each child.
For more info visit www.cassmind.org