Our Story

In our time as undergrads at UT Austin, we found ourselves always wanting to hammock on campus and local parks. But as the popularity of hammocks increased, hammock bans started to appear. After some research, we found that these bans were there for a reason. The straps of a hammock can harm the bark on a tree if a hammock is repeatedly hung on the same tree (i.e. trees on campuses and parks). So to keep the trees happy and to keep us hammocking and happy, Nido was born. 

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Meet Our Team

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Daniel Goodwin

Dann is the one with all the grand ideas.  His creativity fuels the group. Though he is earned his mechanical engineering degree at UT Austin, he is a man of many interests and talents. From creating music and sculptures, to being a co-founder of the Texas Hammocking Club, to spending time in the machine shop, you can always count on him to be doing something way more interesting than you are. Dann works in every aspect imaginable in Nido, and we couldn't do it without him. 

Alex Booth

Alex joined the team a few months after Nido was born, and immediately fit right in. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from UT Austin and was captain of the Longhorn Racing Team. Aside from being an awesome engineer, Alex has a great passion for the outdoors.  Alex is the one who keeps things running smoothly. Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Booth, you made a good one. 


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Olivia Nguyen

Oli was born in a hammock under a full moon. From an early age she chose the path of the hiking boots and fresh air and never shied away from a spider. While pursuing her aerospace engineering degree, Olivia founded the Texas Hammocking Club at UT Austin and has since spread the joy of hammocking to hundreds of others. Under her guidance, Texas Hammocking camped out, climbed rocks, cleaned parks, and came together under the loving embrace of our hammocks. After performing her daily duties in the shop, Oli spends her time on marketing and branding. She's the reason our stuff looks so damn good.



Zane Lewin

Zane solves the problems that the rest of us can't. He was one of the founding employees of UT Austin’s flagship “Maker Studio” and has helped shape it into the incredible space it is today. As of late, his prefered medium is the needle and thread. He can be seen at festivals toting his custom short shorts and fanny pack. He is and always will be a maker at heart. Oh, and he is an electrical engineer.