Matt is a project engineer at NSD specializing in ecohydraulics, hydrology, river restoration, fish habitat studies and field data collection. He brings a multidisciplinary approach to his work, recognizing the vital and complex interactions inherent in natural systems. Having grown up Idaho and Washington as a hiker, skier and raft guide, Matt has a strong passion for protecting and restoring rivers, watersheds and wild places. To inform and guide the design of restoration projects, Matt uses his experience in hydraulic, temperature, aquatic habitat and riparian floodplain modeling of both regulated and unregulated river systems. He often utilizes 2-dimensional hydraulic models, AutoCAD Civil3D and GIS analysis to effectively design project solutions that work with natural processes. Matt also has extensive field experience in collecting flow measurements and survey data, having worked throughout the western U.S., Alaska, Patagonia and Central America. Matt has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Seattle University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho – Center for Ecohyraulics Research and is a registered Professional Engineer in Washington State.