Matt is an Oregon native and University of Oregon Alumni, with degrees in Economics, Business, and Geography. After finding professional success in the Bay Area and Portland, he followed the Salmon pattern and returned home to raise his two boys in the southern Willamette Valley. In the Spring of 2015 Matt joined The Technology Association of Oregon, based in Eugene. In the Summer of 2015, Eugene was recognized as one of the Top 10 up and coming tech cities in the Nation - coincidence, maybe. Then following a series of tech community wins in K-12 STEM Education, fiber infrastructure, and post-secondary talent retention, Matt was recognized as a ’20 under 40 Rising Business Star’ by The Register-Guard. Currently Matt focuses on growth inputs that will triple the size of Eugene’s downtown tech employment by 2021.