My name is Nate and I'm a homebrewer.
I try to avoid emoticons because I like people to think I'm serious when I say dumb crap.
My last name is of little consequence, because I am not now nor ever hope to be anyone of import in the homebrewing community. It's not that hard to find, though, if you really want to stalk me. Be warned that if you do, you'd better have beer, Jeep parts, or a nice pair of X chromosomes.
I manage my branding online. On all forums I am MrNate, because it's been universally available thus far. Where I can, I use my logo as my avatar. If I go to beer events, I wear my logo T-shirt.
And howdy to all the new TT folks!