Experts you can trust

Nathan Yates, M.S., Founder

Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best consulting services. Nathan's years of technology experience and his business degrees ensure that professional expertise is brought to each project. Our network of contacts can offer additional specialized guidance if needed.

Before creating Forward ViewConsulting, Nathan worked for an independent equity research firm as a Research Associate covering the industrial and energy sectors. This work involved preparing quarterly 15-40 page reports on multi-billion dollar corporations along with timely analysis of M&A activity and industry-wide news. 

Nathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the Outstanding Student in his particular concentration. Now, Nathan is an adjunct professor teaching economics and finance for his alma mater.

In his spare time, Nathan enjoys fishing, reading, time with family, and serving as a volunteer webmaster for the Clintwood United Methodist Church.


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Conrad Close, Website & Marketing Consultant

Conrad Close is a digital marketing and communications strategist passionate about getting results for clients. Over the last 5 years, Conrad has worked on dozens of campaigns and initiatives for various churches, non-profits, and small businesses all over the country and across the world.

When not working, Conrad enjoys watching baseball and spending time with his fiancée, Stephanie, and their golden retriever, Wrigley.


Kerri Costello, Graphic Designer

Kerri Costello is our artistic expert, and her logos and images can be found in many ForwardView projects. Clients often remark that they can't decide on a logo design from one of the multiple ideas that Kerri presents. Why? The client loves them all! That's the only difficulty we appreciate here at ForwardView.

Kerri is a graduate of the Hussian School of Art in Pennsylvania, where she earned multiple awards for her work. (We're not surprised at all.) She can typically be found drawing something or spending time with her fantastic family.


Sarah A. Easley, M.A.

When Sarah was a young girl, she discovered a passion for the written word. Her parents didn’t allow her to watch TV on weeknights, so there wasn’t much of an option but to find as many books to stick her nose into as possible. What began as a simple alternative to gluing herself to a screen quickly became her favorite hobby – and the foundation for a rewarding career. Books taught Sarah that stories are the beating heart of who we are as individuals, communities, and businesses. Today, as a professional content writer, she takes those stories and helps the people behind them express and develop their narratives through creative copy.

Sarah holds a B.A. in History and a M.A. in English from Southern New Hampshire University. In her spare time, Sarah continues to read as many fantasy and historical fiction novels as possible, always while cuddled up with a mug of tea and her sheltie, Rowan!