Matt has developed a strong stewardship ethic throughout his work across northern New England. He recently worked as the Land Steward for Downeast Coastal Conservancy—a regional land trust covering the easternmost corner of the country. He has an M.S. in Forest Resources and a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism from the University of Maine in Orono. As a graduate student, Matt conducted research examining visitors’ perceived impacts of climate change at Acadia National Park and authored several scientific publications. Matt has worked as the Northern Maine Lands Steward for The Nature Conservancy performing stewardship duties across their 46,271 acre Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area. He also previously worked as a Park Ranger with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands where he monitored and improved recreational opportunities across 48,947 acres of Public Reserved Lands in Downeast Maine.