Nelson, originally from Northern California, has lived in Colorado since 1998.   He started his career in property management in 2006 after spending several years working in the hospitality and airline industries. While working in property management Nelson built a reputation for creating programs that encourage resident engagement and delivering five-star service to residents. In 2008 and 2011 his teams won AAMD (Apartment Association of Metro Denver) Tributes Awards for Most Outstanding Team. In 2017, Nelson was accepted into the Downtown Denver Partnerships Leadership Program and helped promote the cities 5280 Loop Initiative to Downtown businesses and residents.

Nelson joined Zocalo in 2019 as the Community Director at Coda.  He was instrumental in developing a team that consistently achieve their leasing and occupancy goals while also delivering outstanding customer service to the residents.  The experience and skills he acquired over the past 14 years combined with his dedication to the successful operations of the buildings he has overseen led him to his most recent role, Regional Portfolio Director.  As Regional Portfolio Director, Nelson oversees the operations of Vita, Premier Lofts, and Apex 5510.

He and his wife Alissa love traveling and spending time outdoors (running, biking, and hiking) with their two boys Carter and Jeremiah and newborn daughter Vivienne.  He is also an avid runner and previous competitor, winning the Bolder Boulder in 2006!