Born in Valdosta, Georgia, and raised in Milan since 1982, Nathan Escue has a passion for all things Gibson County and West Tennessee. Nathan is a 1996 graduate of Milan High School where he was a member of the 1993 state-runner up football team. Upon graduation, Nathan attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, receiving a B.A. degree in Communications with a minor in History in 2001.
After 5 years as a sales rep for various companies, Mr. Escue returned to graduate school at Murray State University, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health in 2009. Since then, Mr. Escue has worked as an Industrial Hygiene Technician at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as well as an on-site safety representative for companies in Nashville area.
Nathan met his beautiful wife Suzy in 2011 while working in Nashville, and were married a year later in Franklin, Tennessee. The Escue’s have two wonderful children, Robert, age 4, and Elizabeth, age 2. In 2016, the Escue family moved back to Milan to begin Escue Wood Treated Products, which is located at the old ITT facility on Telecom Drive. The business pressure treats lumber and wholesales to independent lumber yards in 5 states surrounding west Tennessee.
Nathan and his family are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Milan. He is passionate about several things including God, his family, all things historical, politics, being an outdoor sportsman, the Tennessee Volunteers, as well as all things related to the state of Tennessee. Nathan cares very deeply about seeing Milan and Gibson County create new jobs and thrive, living by a simple motto voiced by the Revered John Wesley. “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”
“I grew up in Gibson County. I love it here, and this will always be my home. I have lived in all 3 sections of Tennessee, as well as Western Kentucky. In my opinion, there is no better place to raise a family. Even though my wife is not a West Tennessee native, she has grown to love it here as well. My fervent hope is that the younger citizens of Gibson County will join together to make this even a better place to live in the 21st century.”