A dedicated community leader, seasoned business executive, and East Tennessee native, Matthew’s commitment to Knox County runs deep. His dynamic blend of professional experiences and community involvements illustrates a relentless dedication to fostering growth, unity, and progress within our beloved region.
President, Island Home Park Neighborhood
Matthew is the President of the Island Home Park Neighborhood Association, a voluntary neighborhood association, where he has advocated for a more walkable city, expansion of the Urban Wilderness, bank preservation along the Tennessee River, and a better relationship between neighborhoods, businesses, and organizations.
Vice-President, Two Bikes
Cycling is more than just a sport; it's a medium of social change and community bonding. As Vice-President of Two Bikes, Matthew's role is pivotal in using cycling as a conduit to foster relationships, promote health and fitness, and advance charitable causes. He believes in the power of pedal-driven change, uniting communities and driving forward with a shared purpose.
Board Member, Friends of Downtown Island
As an active board member of the Friends of Downtown Island, a local non-profit, Matthew has been instrumental in promoting the historical and economic significance of Downtown Island. He works alongside fellow board members to curate events and advocate for the neighborhoods of South Knoxville related to Downtown Island Airport. Matthew has been an advocate of reducing noise and traffic related to airport operations.
Former First Responder
Matthew served our community as an EMT at a local ambulance service. As a first responder, he saw the most critical needs of our residents. Matthew then worked as an EMT for a children's hospital, focusing on getting critical pediatric and neonatal patients from rural hospitals to the specialized life-saving care they needed.
Matthew has been a technology leader for over a decade. This work has focused on many areas, including
reducing the cost of healthcare
creating equitable access to mental health
tracking and predicting financial markets
creating better experiences for customers
Working as a business technology consultant, Matthew has helped hundreds of businesses from large to small.
Matthew knows that government technology, like websites and systems, often leaves residents behind and creates a bad experience when accessing government services. He will be a voice for better technology in the Knox County government that serves every resident.
Learn more about Matthew's professional background on LinkedIn.