Matthew Catalano is a Nevada native, graduating from University of Nevada Reno with a degree in Conservation Biology. Although he has lived in other cities across the United States, the unique, independent spirit of the region, along with the natural beauty, keeps drawing him back.  After spending many years in the building industry, Matt believes Reno’s dynamic culture can help it to become a leader in sustainability. Taking advantage of the regions’ plentitude and climate, he can be found tending to his garden, making wine and cider from locally grown fruit, kayaking, trail running, biking, and traveling whenever the opportunity presents itself.