Matt joined the Earth Economics team in 2017, after years working with federal agencies and policy makers from Washington DC to Washington State. He uses his background in public policy and communications to effectively deliver complex analyses and policy recommendations to decision makers and community members alike. He has led ecosystem service valuations from Seattle to Suriname, employing methodologies from hedonic pricing analyses to public surveys. He leads all of Earth Economics’ work with Western Washington partners, and he is a key member of our business development team.
“The Whales in Our Waters: The Economic Contribution of Whale Watching in San Juan County.” Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2019.
“The Public Benefits of Private Forests: An Ecosystem Services Valuation of Private Forest Lands in Pierce County, Washington.” Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2018.
"The Value of Southern Resident Killer Whales to Washington's Economy." Webinar for Governor Jay Inslee's Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Task Force. August 16, 2018.
"A Case for Floodplains: Easements vs. Built Capital." Presentation for ASFPM Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Earth Economics. June, 2018.
"The Natural Value of Meadowdale Beach Park: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Meadowdale Beach Park and Estuary Restoration Project." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. March, 2018.
"Nature’s Value in the Skykomish Watershed: An Ecosystem Service Valuation of the Lower Skykomish and Braided Reach." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. November, 2017.
"Flood Damage in the Skykomish Watershed: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Interventions in the Lower Skykomish Reach." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. November, 2017.
Master of Public Policy
Georgetown University | Washington D.C.
B.A. Political Science & Communications
Seattle Pacific University | Seattle, WA