We are excited to have Matt join the Non-GMO Project as Quality Assurance Coordinator!
Originally from Houston, Texas, Matt studied communication at Texas A&M University. After spending some time working for a startup in Austin, he packed up his car and followed the road west to a family-owned organic cattle ranch in northeast California. As a ranch hand, Matt was exposed to holistic and responsible ranching practices which ensured the well being of the animals as well as the health of the land for future generations. Matt joined the Project shortly after relocating to Bellingham. He’s interested in sustainable food systems, supporting small and local businesses, gaining new perspectives from others, and aviation.
Outside of the 9-5, you can find him getting lost on trails (very unintentionally), playing a variety of team sports, running along the bay, and eating enough food to effectively balance out the exercise.
I spent a good portion of my career as a corporate recruiter. In that position, I was constantly thinking about how I could raise the bar of individuals I was bringing onto the team — whether that was through implementing new evaluations as part of the hiring process or reworking the interview questions. In my new position as Quality Assurance Coordinator, the idea of not only helping to maintain the Standard, but actually furthering it really energizes me. As I approach my day-to-day responsibilities, I think there will be some crossover from my previous experiences. I’m looking forward to encountering situations that will allow me to pull from my knowledge base as well as contribute fresh ideas.