Recognized both as the son of Pete Nelson, the founder of Nelson Treehouse and Supply, and as one of the carpentry stars on Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters.
He majored in environmental studies at Western Washington University before he began working as his father's apprentice at Nelson Treehouse and Supply.
On Treehouse Masters, he worked on creating compostable toilets affectionately known as Hank Tanks.
His mother, Judy, sister, Emily, and twin brother, Charlie, have all also appeared on Treehouse Masters. He has often posted photos of girlfriend Anastarr Miliani to his Instagram.
Both he and Aaron Musicant are carpenters who have appeared on Treehouse Masters.