My focus is on
I enjoy every day.
I am an old man who started fly fishing five years ago a testament that the 70’s are the new 50’s.
In my spare time, I manage the Clear Waters website and the banquet chairperson.
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I’m a speech therapist and assistant professor at UWEC by day (and Monday night class), and a mediocre fly fisher and fly
As my retirement draws near, I am excited at the prospect of actively working with TU again, and I thank the TU Board for the opportunity to serve on the board.
I grew up on the prairie of western MN, received my architectural degrees from NDSU, and promptly fled to Idaho for three years. There I discovered and developed a lifelong love of fly fishing. Luck brought me to Eau Claire in 1983, where I have resided since.
My profession has allowed me the wonderful opportunity to travel much of the upper Midwest. Most of my career has been spent designing municipal buildings, with a strong emphasis in recent years on emergency response facilities. The travel also allowed a fly rod in the back of my car or a canoe on top. After a dozen Subaru Outbacks, I look forward to slowing down June of 2019.
My wife Kris and I are empty nesters…at least for now. We have lived on a small farmstead south of Eau Claire for the twenty years, where restoring native grasses and remodeling projects with no end in sight keep me occupied. A repurposed dairy barn serves as a great clubhouse for my passions of woodworking and boatbuilding.
Matt grew up in central Wisconsin. Raised as a warm water spin fisherman, he gradually added stream fishing for trout to his skill set. He has an undergraduate degree from UW Eau Claire in Philosophy and Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Indiana University. He has worked in a variety of public and nonprofit sector jobs in local government, nonprofits