What a privilege and honor to work at Westwind . . .
I joined Westwind as Executive Director in the spring of 2012 after moving from Maryland with Kieran, my wife, and our five children. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, I have lived in Connecticut, Maryland, Sydney (Australia), and have traveled throughout Europe and to a smattering of other far-flung places in the world. I love travel, but I also love digging in deeply to a place (like Westwind!).
After graduating from Yale with degrees in Political Science and Environmental Studies, I raced canoes in two Olympics (Sydney and Athens) and spent the last twenty-five years working as a teacher, consultant and outdoor leader.
Inspired and drawn to Westwind’s mission around life-changing experiences and balanced living in nature, I also love working closely with the entire Westwind community – our dynamic staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, campers, students and guests – to ensure Westwind thrives as a camp, wilderness and community. It’s also pretty fun to see campers happy in the mud, students laughing in the rain, and families and groups thriving in community.
See you at the river! -Matt