Team Nater

Tim – Constituency Assistant

Tim graduated from the Ontario Agriculture College in 1985 and with his wife purchased a farm in Perth County where they raised their family. After working for a number of years as an independent contractor in and around Stratford, Tim joined M.P. Nater’s team in autumn 2015.

Tim manages many of the administrative responsibilities of the Perth Office and assists with case work. Tim is proud to be part of the team Mr. Nater has assembled to serve the people of Perth—Wellington.


Teri – Constituency Assistant

Teri lives in Minto and is actively involved in her community. She has many strong connections throughout Wellington County.

Before joining M.P. Nater’s team she studied at Texan A&M Kingville and has 17 years of experience in financial services and banking.

Teri is the administrative officer in MP Nater’s Wellington Office and provides constituency assistance to the northern portion of Perth—Wellington. She is very glad to advocate on behalf of constituents regarding issues with federal programs including as Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Income Tax, and Employment Insurance.


Matthew – Constituency Assistant

Matthew is originally from Harriston and was raised on a small family dairy farm. Matthew has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and International Development from the University of Guelph. He also has a Master of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the University of Vienna.

Matthew has previously worked as a policy intern for former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. He has also worked internationally at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the United Nations in Vienna. In addition, he has briefly worked with in academia as a research assistant.

Matthew’s responsibilities include stakeholder relations, communications, policy and constituent correspondence. Matthew assists with the writing of press releases and speeches, along with key policy development.


Rita – Constituency Assistant

Rita is one of Canada’s most experienced caseworkers and has been working in the constituency offices of local Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament since 1984. She can assist constituents with issues related to the Federal Government Departments and Agencies.

Rita has lived in Perth County for 40 years.


Susan – Constituency Assistant

Susan comes to MP Nater’s office from a background in government services. As a recent transplant from urban life, she is greatly enjoying the community and peacefulness of rural Perth County.


Jane – Parliamentary Assistant

Originally from Northern Ontario, Jane has nearly 20 years experience working in both Ottawa and Stratford as a researcher, executive assistant, office administrator and parliamentary assistant for four Members of Parliament from constituencies in Southern Ontario, Cape Breton, and Northern Ontario.

Jane obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and Business from the University of Western Ontario. Jane lived in the Stratford area for over 20 years, during this time she was actively involved as a board member and volunteer for several not-for-profit organizations in Southern Ontario. For seven years she was executive assistant to international recording artist Loreena McKennitt.

Jane works in the Ottawa Office and assists with government programs,  administration, and communications .


Keith – Legislative Assistant

Keith is originally from a small family farm outside of St. Marys and maintains strong ties to his hometown.

Keith has an Honour Bachelor of Social Sciences Major in Criminology and Major in Public Administration from the University of Ottawa. During his time in school he worked part time for M.P. Nater’s predecessor Gary Schellenberger.

As Legislative Assistant, Keith performs a variety of tasks regarding bills before Parliament, committee work, and communications.