About Matt Nelson
From the Arctic to the Antarctic, this simple traveler has left footprints in search of authenticity in his life. Slow to learn and insistent on the hardest of life’s lessons, he’s a generalist in the true sense of the word. Easily bored, Matt has worked more jobs than can be listed here, searching for himself amid all the glittery promises of the materialistic culture he grew up in.
A lifetime hunter and woodsman, Matt strives to share his deep observations and his love for all things wild and true freely amongst his human interactions and in his teaching.
Matt holds a Senior Tracker certificate from Cybertracker Conservation, is a track and sign evaluator with the same organization, and has worked on numerous wildlife and research projects, including the Gualala River Watershed council, the Garfield/Mesa Lion project, and the East Bay Puma Project. He currently resides in the beautiful coastal Mendonoma mountains where he was raised.
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."