Matt joined LIAA in 2010 and began serving as executive director in 2019. He leads LIAA’s efforts to promote civic participation and public understanding of the cultural and natural resources that make a community a great place to live, work and play. Matt also serves on our contract services team as the executive director for the joint City of Traverse City and Charter Township of Garfield Recreational Authority. He holds a dual B.S. in natural resource policy and communications from Michigan State University and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.