From his humble beginnings as a young “Leonardo da Vinci on Legos,” Matt has become an expert at quickly designing systems that address practitioner requirements within management objectives. In his early days with fellow principals Keith and Brian, “We just sketched it on the whiteboard to solve a problem. The same kind of fun we still have every day designing and improving workflows for clients.” Those whiteboard solutions now make their way to customers in the form of "broadsheets" as part of Sitka’s DataDiagnostic service. The broadsheet is a unique technique Matt developed to communicate back the requirements customers identify during discovery workshops - here's one from our work with Montana's Sage Grouse program [PDF].
Matt’s secret to success is borrowed from childhood hero Mark Twain: “Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Matt serves on the board of WaterWatch, a local non-profit that protects and restores flows in Oregon’s rivers. He has a B.S. in Engineering Science with a concentration in Human Factors Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Matt lives in Portland with his wife, two kids, three chickens, and a rabbit. He enjoys biking, kayaking, fly fishing, soccer, chess, and horsing around with his kids. Best places to eat in Portland? The Observatory, Higgins, The Cheese Bar, Cassidy's.