As a finance manager, Matt thrives on opportunities to help address complex business issues with solid analytics and creative problem solving. He developed a love of plant and animal life during his childhood in the Blue Mountains and is passionate about building an appreciation for nature in his community. He also cares deeply about fighting climate change and hopes that PBG can help inspire people to act and preserve threatened species, as other major botanical gardens have done.
Matt studied finance and economics at Washington State University and later obtained an MBA from the same institution. He also maintains a Financial Planning & Analysis certificate from The Association for Financial Professionals.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys being in his garden watching the bees, butterflies, and birds; paddleboarding; and dabbling in music. Though admittedly, he often has trouble making enough time for hobbies with his six affectionate cats constantly vying for his attention.