From a young age Matthew had always felt a pull towards wildlife and ecology. His childhood fascinations began to burgeon into a true passion during his undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas,
where he graduated with a B.S. in Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology in 2010 . After completing his undergraduate studies, Matthew began working with an engineering firm in Louisville, Kentucky. It was there that he gained experience conducting mist net surveys for the endangered Indiana bat, population studies for northern pine snakes, performing wetland delineations, stream quality surveys, botanical inventories, and wetland restorations. In 2016, Matthew moved to Colorado and began working with an ecological consulting firm in Denver, where he further expanded his skill set. That opportunity afforded him the chance to further familiarize himself with ecological services and the biology of Colorado. While at the Denver ecological consulting firm, Matthew worked on CWA Section 404 permitting, wetland and stream mitigation monitoring projects, CDOT and railway projects, Migratory Bird Treaty Act nest surveys, Preble’s meadow jumping mouse trapping surveys, and prairie dog compliance. “Working in Colorado has been a true joy for me. I feel blessed to be able to work with great people in a beautiful place.”
Matthew joined the ERC team in 2018 to continue his career in ecological and environmental services. His work currently involves wetland delineations, performing threatened and endangered species surveys, CWA Section 404 permitting, wetland mitigation monitoring, and Phase I environmental Site Assessments.
“ERC has give me the opportunity to advance my career in an exciting field while continuing to do important and rewarding work.”
When he is not at work, Matthew enjoys playing and listening to music, skiing, hiking, camping, rafting, frequenting hot springs, paddle boarding, traveling, and spending quality time with his dog (Koa), cat (Murphy), and wonderful wife, Melissa.