Nate began his career at Grand River Brewing in Cambridge while simultaneously working as a yeast researcher at the University of Guelph. Nate then moved to Great Lakes Brewing in Toronto where he mainly focused on Quality Control and sales, while teaching part-time at Niagara College. In the summer of 2013, Ferguson became the first full-time faculty at Niagara College in the brewing program: developing and teaching much of the current program. Recently, Nate and two former research colleagues, have opened up Escarpment Laboratories – Canadas first liquid yeast supplier for breweries, cideries, and all other fermentation-based industries. Nate’s focus is to improve the quality of products for Canadian consumers through increased knowledge and access to better ingredients and testing.