A leading memory expert and best known as a four-time USA Memory Champion

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Nelson is one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a Memory Consultant and Keynote Speaker. A four-time USA Memory Champion, mountaineer, and Alzheimer's disease activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement.

Born with an average memory, Nelson was inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer's disease in 2009 to start training his memory so that he could keep his mind strong and healthy throughout his lifespan. In a short period of time, he transformed into one of the leading memorizers in the world, claiming four U.S. titles along the way, as well as a few U.S. memory records for:

  • Memorizing the most digits in 5 minutes: 339 digits.
  • Memorizing a deck of cards in the fastest time: 40.65 seconds.
  • Memorizing the most names in 15 minutes: 201 names.
  • Memorizing the most words in 15 minutes: 256 words.

  • Nelson is the Founder & CEO of Climb For Memory, a non-profit charity that aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease research through mountain climbs all around the world. Nelson has climbed numerous peaks for this cause, including three times on Mt. Everest. He is also the founder and co-creator of Memory League, an online memory training platform where people can train their brains and challenge others.

    He has been featured on The TODAY Show,, ABC: Nightline, The Dr. Oz Show, The Science Channel, and National Geographic Magazine, among many other media outlets.