Nathan Purvis grew up in Gwinnett County. While Nathan was attending UGA, his parents, seeking a slower pace of life and space away from the congestion of a growing Gwinnett, found a home in Monroe. The proximity of Nathan’s parents, the location of his first job after college, and the growth of his real estate business, lead him initially to Social Circle and eventually to Monroe after he married. Nathan and his wife Mary knew they wanted a family, felt that George Walton Academy would be a good school, and fell in love with a historic home on Walton Street. He owns a real estate business, rental properties, and serves on the Monroe City Council. He and his wife have three young children (and a couple of chickens in the backyard) here in town.