Matt grew up in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and as a child remembers building and exploring nature trails using fallen trees for bridges and wayfinding through the woods. As someone who grew up in rural North Carolina, he can truly appreciate the need to keep kids of all ages learning and involved in nature.
Matthew has been practicing design since 2009 and has worked for many companies including Roast of The Town Coffee (Packaging & Advertisement design), Weeks Dye Works (Publication, Advertisement, Packaging, & UI design), McGahey Architectural Design (Web, Photography, & Publication), & NC State Agroecology (Web, Product, & Publication design). He has also been an active freelancer doing small projects for numerous other businesses and startups. He fully supports the Natural Learning Initiative mission and wishes to use his skills to keep NLI’s visual identity strong and continually push to achieve NLI’s highest potential.