Nate Avery was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona.  He went on to become a talented and gifted neurosurgeon who returned to practice in Flagstaff in 2001.  He was loved and respected by the community, his family, his friends, colleagues and anyone who had the honor of knowing him. His favorite saying after any adventure was “that was the Best Day Ever!”

A tragic accident on August 18, 2012 took Nate away too soon and left his family and the Flagstaff community with a huge loss. At his celebration of life, it was noted that he would no doubt acknowledge his life as the “Best Life Ever” and from that, BLE was born.  BLE is a reminder of his mischievous grin, loving ways, prankster actions, kind heart, open ears willing to listen, being a true friend and much more.  It’s a constant reminder to all - to live your BEST LIFE EVER!