Matthew directs IPC's One Water Partnership program. He grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore and studied environmental history with a research focus on the waterways of the southern Delmarva Peninsula as a graduate student. He has worked as an environmental advocate and educator for over a decade, most recently leading a highly successful campaign against offshore drilling in the Mid-Atlantic region with the non-profit Oceana. The underlying motivation for much of Matthew's work in the environmental field has come from a place of faith and a belief that stewardship is a moral obligation we all share. He is excited to join the team and build a movement of faith communities working together to restore the Bay.