Previously, Matt served as a grants officer for the grants administration team where he focused on managed information. This included assembling grant data for the board book, the grants portion of the 990 as well as providing ad hoc reporting and data analysis for institutional decision making.
Prior to joining the foundation, Matt worked at The Trust for Public Land, where he helped manage the organization’s land transaction management system along with associated organization-wide reporting and training. As a researcher in the organization’s conservation finance department, he worked on data aggregation and management for a GIS-enabled land conservation tacking tool. He also contributed to several economic, return-on-investment conservation analyses which measured the investment of local and state levels of government in land conservation, and completed feasibility studies that explored opportunities for sustaining or expanding various funding mechanisms used for public land conservation programs across the country.
Matt received a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. in geography from San Jose State University.