Matt (he/him, Las Cruces, NM) has always sought out the wild and natural spaces in the world and encouraged others to do the same.  His passion for sharing the outdoors started by leading the neighborhood kids off the playground and into the creeks of southern Iowa.  After college, the kids and creeks got bigger as he lead volunteer groups into the Grand Canyon to remove invasive plant species.  Currently residing in southern New Mexico, he created the Monumental Loop and a series of group rides designed to connect locals to the newly established Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.