Matt joined RACC as an Advocacy staff member in 2015 and transitioned to Grants in 2018 to a new position supporting organizational development. In his role, he administrates the Art of Leadership Workshop Series and supports the Capacity Building, Cultural Leadership, and DIY Accounting programs for organizations. Matt hails from back East where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Western Kentucky University, after which he taught in the public schools for ten years and co-founded the Fillmore Wind Band in Cincinnati, OH. He earned his MA in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky before migrating west to Oregon. Matt loves seeking out new arts experiences in the region, communing with nature, and dreaming up new home projects.