About Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson grew up running the hills of Sonoma and Mendocino counties chasing Wild Boar and Blacktailed Deer. Matt has studied tracking and primitive skills widely. He has been blessed with the opportunity to learn tracking from many teachers and guides. He holds a Cybertracker Track and Sign Specialist certificate, a Trailing Specialist, and a Senior Tracker certificate. He also is a Track and Sign Evaluator.
Matt has excellent outdoor skills developed by a rural upbringing and honed by traveling and studying primitive living primitively for two and a half years in the wilderness of Wisconsin at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School
He considers himself a generalist and has a broad skill set. He's worked many different jobs including two different mountain lion studies and a study of mustelid feet/tracks as well as researching tracks/symbols in the snow for a tracking book.
Matt is very passionate about people and relationships. He finds people fascinating and is continually intrigued by them, constantly learning, he sees endless opportunity and challenge for growth and openness, and carries this same openness into the woods and his tracking.
About Preston Taylor
"Preston Taylor graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Wildlife Management and Conservation. He holds a Track & Sign Specialist and Tracker 3 certificate. Over the past 7 years he has hunted black-tail deer, elk, black bear, wild hogs, and white-tail deer with traditional archery equipment. While in school he worked as a field technician on a variety of studies researching cougars, wolves, lynx, coyotes, island gray foxes, bobcats, flycatchers, and cuckoos."