Marco Leon | Staff Writer
Nate Tengbergen is a 19-year-old general business major from Mililani. His home campus is the University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu, and he is currently taking a math course at Kapi‘olani Community College.
Tengbergen graduated from Mililani High School in 2018 and enlisted in the Army National Guard. After boot camp, he came back home to Hawaiʻi, registered for college, and works full time as a pavement marking specialist.
“It’s pretty much painting all the lines, arrows, parking stalls and crosswalks you see on the roads and parking lots,” Tengbergen said. “That’s what I do. It’s a fun job, and I really enjoy it because it’s outside work.”
Tengbergen is a self-taught photographer and videographer. The passion for it started his freshman year of high school. Eventually, his talent led to a drone sponsorship with Drones Plus Hawaiʻi in 2016. Tengbergen enjoys having a bird’s-eye view.
“My passion is looking for adventure and creating amazing content,” Tengbergen said. “My favorite things to shoot are landscape and concerts. I’ve been doing this for over five years now and been shooting concerts for just over a year.”
Nate hopes that the Business degree will help make his passion a career one day.
“I’m hoping to be able to film EDM concerts full time,” Tengbergen said. “I feel with Business being my major, I’d be able to understand a lot more on how to put my own name out there and possibly start a brand or a company.”