Originally hired in 2015 to help handle the monitoring workload in the northeastern states and across the US, Matt now has 7 years of experience at NALT being trained to assist with and now conduct biological inventories and Baseline Documentation Report preparation for new projects across the country as well as assist with landowner and new client relationships.
He received a BS in Wildlife & Fisheries Science with a Forest Science Minor from Penn State University in 2001 and has previous experience working as a fisheries technician for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Alaska conducting fisheries research on several species of salmonid in remote locations of the Alaskan Peninsula. Other previous work experience includes working for the U.S. Forest Service conducting research on the effects of several management techniques including deer exclusion, fire, herbicide and several harvest methods in relation to red and white oak regeneration in northcentral Pennsylvania and working as an environmental scientist with a nationwide environmental groundwater and soil remediation company.
He is a certified drone pilot (FAA Part 107 Certified – Remote Pilot in Command with sUAS rating) and PA Master Naturalist and enjoys the opportunity to learn more about and share knowledge of the outdoors and natural sciences with community members of all ages.
In his free time, he mostly enjoys being the father of two young children and spending time with his wife, family and friends. Matt loves to fish, bike, hike, birdwatch, camp, snowboard, play sports and tie flies. Enjoying time with his family and friends while being outside connecting in any way to the natural surroundings is good enough for him.