Originally from the Netherlands and growing up in Williams Lake, BC, Matt is a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter with extensive experience in various facets of construction and construction management. While already possessing many skills that are essential and relevant for the diverse job requirements on the hops farm, Matt is the type of person that can learn new skills quickly and rise to the occasion when a challenge presents itself.
Matt has been a long time member of the Williams Lake 4-H club for youth. The 4-H Motto is “Learn to do by Doing.” 4-H kids learn to work hard and efficient when they will raise and show an individual livestock animal over the course of the spring to fall to prepare it for a formal auction. 4-H is a non-profit youth organization who’s main objective is to provide young people with the opportunity to learn how to become accountable, self assured adults who can make their respective community a better place in which to live.
Matt’s primary role as General Manager is to oversee the safe and efficient operation of the equipment, monitor the irrigation system/fertilizer requirements for the plants, and manage the logistics of the actual of our expanding hop farm Matt brings his extensive experience and determination to the farm each and everyday. We are proud to have him on our team and look forward to observing him accomplish many milestones as the farm expands.