Matt lives in Cedar Falls with his wife, Tara, and three daughters, Rachel, Ava, and Reagan. Matt graduated from UNI and has enjoyed working for John Deere Waterloo Works for 21 years.
When asked about the importance of Leader in Me, Matt says, “I truly believe our regional approach to Leader in Me is a competitive advantage for the entire Cedar Valley region! I have two kids who attended Leader in Me schools, and I have seen the positive impact the program has had on them from a parent’s perspective.
I have also seen the positive impact the program has had from an employer’s perspective as we have had multiple employees attend the Leadership Series courses offered by Leader Valley. Leader in Me does an excellent job of teaching our youngsters the employability and leadership skills that will benefit them, their future employers, and the communities these kids will someday work and raise families in.”
Thank you for leading our Leader Valley Council and for creating a competitive advantage for our students!