Matt Hughes is the Engagement Manager for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. In this position, Matt oversees the Stewards of the Wild young professionals’ program, helping 21-45 year olds rediscover the outdoors across the state of Texas. Matt has spent his life enjoying the outdoors and has dedicated his career to helping others get outside. Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in agriculture at Texas A&M University, a Master’s degree in sustainable development at Hawai’i Pacific University and a PhD in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University. He has worked in various levels of government, managing recreation and park facilities as well as volunteering both domestically and internationally.