Matthew energetically answers just about any question you can throw at him, and he’s usually around to live-chat customers shopping on enlightenedequipment.com. Matthew got his start in the outdoors as a Boy Scout and completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail at age 18. Now he studies journalism and recreational tourism at Winona State University, and he spreads the good news of ultralight gear wherever he goes. Outside the office, he climbs and hikes the sandstone bluffs of the Winona area and plans his next camping adventures. Contact Matthew.