Nathan Ross, Inc.

Nathan Ross, Inc. was founded in 2018 as a family organization dedicated to keeping Black History, Community Values, and the Cultural Arts alive in Gainesville, Florida. 

BOARD MEMBER

Nathaniel S. Courtney, Jr. 

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Nathaniel S. Courtney, Jr., also known as Nate Turner, is an educator, entrepreneur, artist, activist, and coach from Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Courtney attended Florida A&M University, where he obtained his B.S. in Business Administration (2009) and a Masters of Applied Social Sciences in History (2010). Courtney later completed his Masters in Education, with a concentration on urban adolescents with learning disabilities at Long Island University (2015).

Mr. Courtney has since spent over 6 years serving as a Special Education Teacher in the East New York and Brownsville sections of Brooklyn, NY for over six years, prior to returning to Gainesville, Florida, where he now serves as an Associate Professor in the University of Florida’s School of Education at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

In addition to his endeavors as an educator, Mr. Courtney is the founder of Mind Grind Entertainment, a socially and politically conscious Independent Record Label and entertainment company. Under the leadership of Courtney, the record label has produced several albums, EPs, and mixtapes; as well as hosted countless events.

Mr. Courtney believes that all students have the right to a fair, equitable, and just education that provides them with the skill sand tools to successfully navigate in this world; thereby enabling children to become productive citizens who make meaningful contributions to our global society.

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER

Ron Courtney

Ron Courtney is a businessman, entrepreneur, and ​ connoisseur of history, culture, and couture cuisine.

As a native of Palatka, Florida and with long-standing ties to Gainesville, Mr. Courtney has always been dedicated to keeping family traditions alive with also paying homage to the ancestors, his elders, and hometown.

As such, he has been heavily involved as a mentor, founder and CEO of Nathan Ross, Inc.

It is his hope that this organization will be a lasting part of his life-long mission and dedication to education, family, the cultural arts.