Associate Director of Science and Stewardship
Matt was born in Louisville, KY and moved down to Western North Carolina in 1997 to attend Warren Wilson College and receive a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a Sustainable Forestry Concentration. He has worked in land management, restoration ecology, forestry, prescribed and wildland fire, trails, and ornithology for a variety of governmental, private, and non-profit organizations across the US. He also spent 3.5 years in Peace Corps Vanuatu doing agro-forestry and conservation. Most recently Matt was the Yancey County Ranger with the North Carolina Forest Service. Matt’s primary responsibilities with ATC are invasive exotic plant control, vegetation management in open areas, and rare plant and phenology monitoring. He also trains and leads a wide range of volunteers to help complete these tasks.