Matt is an outdoor enthusiast who brings more than four years of professional experience in public relations, marketing and communications. He recently moved from Denver, Colorado, where he managed public relations and online marketing for four years at Fentress Architects, an international architecture firm best known for designing iconic passenger terminals at international airports in Denver and Seoul, South Korea, as well as RDU’s new Terminal 2 in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
Matt also has two years of journalism experience. After being inducted into the Society for Collegiate Journalists while an editor for an All-American award-winning newspaper, The Trumpet, he wrote for a couple newspapers in Denver Metro. In addition to hiking Chimney Rock’s trails, Matt enjoys running, cycling, camping, rock climbing and kayaking. He lives in Asheville and is a member of PRSA and PRAWNC.
About Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a developing international outdoor destination located 25 miles southeast of Asheville on Highway 64/74A in Chimney Rock, N.C. It is recognized as one of the Southeast’s most iconic sites and popular travel destinations. The Park’s 535-million-year-old monolith called Chimney Rock offers guests 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. Hickory Nut Gorge, one of the state’s most significant centers of biodiversity, is home to 36 rare plant species and 14 rare animal species, as well as the second highest waterfall of its kind in the eastern United States. A popular destination for travel groups, weddings, special events and field trips, the Park is also known for its innovative hands-on educational programs for K-12 schools. Visit Chimney Rock’s website at www.chimneyrockpark.com.