Matt is the Program Director for the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET), a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to promote the responsible development of marine renewable energy in the Pacific Region. Matt is the Marine Energy lead for POET and is currently leading POET’s effort as the Network Director for the Testing Expertise & Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program. TEAMER enables efficient access for marine energy technology developers and researchers to a vast network of testing and expertise facilities across the United States. Matt earned his B.S. in Forest Sciences from Colorado State University and his MBA from Portland State University.