Portland Chapter Coordinator
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Matt grew up helping his parents in the vegetable garden and has always had an affinity for soil. After a four-year stint at Oberlin College in Ohio for an Environmental Studies degree, Matt returned to the familiar Willamette Valley but this time at its north end in Portland. He worked as a garden and environmental educator for many local organizations including Growing Gardens and Tryon Life Community Farm. In 2008 Matt shifted focus and devoted his time to organic annual vegetable production, working with Meriwether’s Restaurant on their Skyline Farm and then on his own farm business: the urban CSA Cully Neighborhood Farm. Matt loves discovering delicious and vigorous vegetable varieties and sharing them with excited eaters. He is a member of the Portland Area CSA Coalition and the budding urban farm community in the Cully neighborhood of NE Portland.
Matt is excited to join his love of farming with his love of hands-on education to help Rogue Farm Corps expand in the Portland area. Matt lives in Portland with his wife, daughter, and small chicken flock. He enjoys playing African music on guitar, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and getting out of the city.