Since joining DMAR (DERA back in 2015), Matt's chosen to leverage his membership and become involved in the Association’s many activities. Currently, he serves as District Committee Chairman for both the South/East District and the Douglas Elbert District and as a member of the Government Affairs Committee (GAC). As a member of GAC, he is a volunteer in CAP (City Advocate Program) and participates on the candidate interview team. He was privileged to serve on the DMAR Board of Directors in 2018. For over a year, he served as a member of the Electronic Lockbox Task Force and when it was active, he served on the Professional Development Committee. At the weekly South/East and Douglas Elbert District Connect meetings, he is in a rotation as the meeting facilitator. He is also active on the Douglas Elbert District’s Helping Hands Committee. Together with his family, he owned and operated a restaurant for six years, was Territory Sales Manager for a structural wood manufacturer and worked nearly 20 years for a national technical trade association, the last six of which as CEO. After our children aged out of 4-H, it was his pleasure to serve on the Boards of Directors of the Douglas County 4-H Foundation and the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation.