Matt Mathes, ASLA, PLA, works and lives in Bellevue and Richland, Washington, with his wife Kathy Mathes. His MBA and MURP graduate degrees are from University of Miami. Prior roles include consulting firms and municipal agencies in Southeast, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest U.S. regions plus ASLA national and chapter leadership roles. He is a LARE Prep workshop instructor and wrote two books. He is an expert witness in land use planning, water management, master planning, contracts, quality and professional practice.