Matthew Henderson is from Phoenix, AZ with a Bachelor's in Environmental and Land Use Planning and Spanish from Northern Arizona University. Matthew has a passion for traveling. One of the most influential experiences he had that lead him into study planning was a trek he took through the Peruvian Amazon. There he noticed the beauty and tranquility of nature, as well as the simplicity of the indigenous people’s lifestyle. While on his journey’s he realized the importance of the harmonious balance between the human and natural environment and is now pursuing a career in sustainable communities. Also, Matthew has a admiration for the great outdoors and enjoys bicycling, hiking, kayaking and playing with his dog Max. He finds the best part of his day is sitting at a café with a friend drinking espresso talking about life.