Matt managed his first campaign at 19 while a student at the University of Iowa and has never stopped organizing. At 31 he is a nationally known progressive organizer with experience in Field, Fundraising, Training and Online Organizing for numerous campaigns and organizations including the DNC, MoveOn.org, Russ Feingold, Jon Tester, Annette Taddeo, and No on 1 (Marriage Equality in ME). From 2007 though 2011 he served as the National Training Director & Field Director at Democracy for America -organizing 87 trainings in 37 states and mobilizing DFA's million plus members to elect progressives at all levels of office. Matt is proudly serving his second term as a Board Member at Democratic GAIN, the premier organization for connecting talented staff to campaigns and organizations in need. A recent transplant to the Chicago area, he most recently worked as the Field Director for Ilya Sheyman for Congress in IL-10.