Matthew MooreDirector of GIS

Matthew Moore joined the FLC team in 2017. He is the Director of GIS, overseeing the Geographical Information System data, maintaining the monitoring apps used in the field, drafting baseline documentation, writing management plans, and helping to manage the 300-acre farm headquarters.  Matt studied at Berry College, receiving a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2006.  In 2013 he graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master of Forestry and a minor in Statistics.  Between his graduate and undergraduate studies, Matt completed graduate level coursework in Marine Science at the University of Georgia.

Matt’s career in environmental management and conservation began working for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps co-leading trail crews restoring the trail around Grout Pond in the Green Mountain National Forest.  He then worked on a saw crew for The Nature Conservancy restoring Mexican spotted owl habitat in the Davis Mountains of west Texas, before working as a Forestry Technician for three years with the Park Service treating hemlocks, controlling exotic, invasive plants, and managing the GIS data for vegetation management in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

In his free time Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, slowly renovating their home in Knoxville, making beer (mostly stouts and pilsners), slowly eradicating the invasive plants in his yard, and watching Svengoolie on Saturday nights.