Hey there! I'm Matt, and I'm excited to share a little bit about myself with you. I've had quite the journey, filled with diverse experiences and accomplishments that have shaped who I am today. Born to parents who served as teachers on the United States Army Base in Frankfurt, Germany, I have been fortunate to experience a multicultural upbringing. At the tender age of six months, my family returned to Washington state, where I was raised in the close-knit community of Mill Creek, WA. I received my education through the Everett Public Schools system and proudly graduated from Henry M. Jackson High School. Fueled by a passion for political science and a drive to make a meaningful impact, I pursued a bachelor's degree in the field, graduating with honors from Seattle University. This educational journey not only broadened my perspectives but also equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex world of politics.
For over 22 years, I've been deeply involved in the financial services industry, specifically in wealth management. Currently, I hold the exciting role of Chief Operating Officer at D.A Davidson Trust Company, where I've been able to refine my skills and make a positive impact. Before joining D.A. Davidson, I spent a significant portion of my career at The Private Bank at Wells Fargo, where I held various senior leadership positions. It was a fantastic journey that allowed me to contribute to strategic growth initiatives for the organization.
Since 2005, my wife and I have made our home in the Issaquah/Sammamish area, immersing ourselves in the local community. We take great pride in our active involvement and unwavering commitment to its betterment. As devoted parents, we are delighted to have two children who are currently enrolled in the Issaquah Public Schools.
I look forward to engaging with you and discussing how we can shape the future of our schools. Together we can make a lasting impact and ensure a quality education for all.