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Meet an IDEA Team Member: Nate Hidinger

Get to know our Inspired Service Specialist, Nathan Kimura Hidinger.

Nate and Walt Disney point out the future, which Nate (and his girlfriend, Ai) hopes includes some new attractions and rides!


If you’re ever lucky enough to get Nate as your inspired service specialist when you call IDEA with a question or need assistance at an IDEA event, there’s no doubt you’ll finish the encounter feeling like your day just took a leap and a bound. This man walks a positive path, lives by the golden rule and sincerely gets pumped when he witnesses the good nature of others. “I love seeing or hearing about acts of kindness for those deserving or in need,” Nate says. “It really touches me when I see that kind of love and humanity come out in people.”

Nate has been serving up inspired service at IDEA since 2011. He credits his immediate teammates with the fun he has at work: “Shout out to Cal, Chris, Nicole and Marco! My squad keeps it real Monday–Friday and beyond!” says Nate.

It’s no surprise that his team feels the same about him: “There is never a dull moment working with Nate,” shares inspired service specialist Calvin La. “He is the type of person who can always carry any type of conversation and make you feel involved every step of the way.

You can easily see it translate into his work. If you ever need a pick-me-up, Nate is your go-to guy!”

Conversation Starters With “Nate Dog”

Nate Hidinger

What should people know about you that they might never ask about? I love to bowl. If I won the lottery, I would own and operate 40+ lanes. Also, I am an anime fiend!

Favorite health food/meal? Avocado toast.

Favorite junk food/guilty pleasure? Salt-and-pepper chicken wings.

What do you enjoy binge watching? The Office.

If you could spend the day with any fitness industry icon, who would it be? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

What pro athlete would you want to be? Russell Westbrook (NBA point guard with the Houston Rockets).

What superhero would you want to be? Dr. Strange (uses mystical energy through spells/incantations to manipulate forces of the universe!).

What is your dream vacation? Japan for a food and hot-springs tour!

What is your hidden or most bizarre talent? My brain is packed with useless facts, movie/TV references and quotes.

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