In the Turnskin Novel:
Nate works at his mother's fabric shop in Berkeley, managing the day to day aspects of the business. The shop is large with an amazing collection of fabric from all over the world (Nate's mom travels a lot). His father is a famous musician from Marin County, California. Nate's rebellion from his hippy parents has to become a devout Christian, but he has an intense interest in the occult.
He's creative, warm, likes to cook and is very intelligent.