Matt and I became friends at BGSU through our mutual connection to United Christian Fellowship. Through that organization, we took trips that focused on learning, and living with and helping those who live in poverty. Our travels included the South Bronx, Native American reservations and backpacking through the 4 corners region, and working together at Koinonia, a Lutheran Camp in New York. Matt was always a free spirit, genuine and authentic, nonjudgemental, earth conscious and a lover of nature, and had a connection to Native American spirituality and a commitment to helping those less fortunate. Although, we live on opposite coasts, and were always busy with work and kids, we managed to keep in touch for 18 years. And everytime we spoke, it was as if no time had passed. That's a true friend. I will continue to honor you in how I live my life. Matt spoke so fondly of Suzanne and kids, his parents, siblings, and friends. I still have a voicemail on my phone saying how much he loves being a dad and that Liam is the best thing that ever happened to him.