Matt Mead grew up skiing, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and hiking in the Pacific Northwest. Seeking more adventure and more of the wild that drives and inspires him, Matt later ventured north. While in law school at Seattle University, Matt applied for and got a legal internship at Trustees for Alaska. That summer gig has influenced his life ever since.
Learning law in Alaska
His stint at Trustees for Alaska not only brought to light the day in the life of an attorney, but it also strengthened Matt’s commitment to keeping Alaska wild.
“Trustees for Alaska is the one organization keeping a watchful eye on issues that threaten our clean air, clean water, and public parks,” said Matt.
What does Matt consider Alaska’s current biggest threat? Congress’s use of the Congressional Review Act to revoke rules that protect Americans.
Matt knows from first-hand experience that the free legal services and counsel Trustees for Alaska provides gives a voice to Alaska’s conservation and Native communities. That is why Matt donates a portion of his Permanent Fund Dividend to Trustees through the Pick.Click.Give. Program.
Please join Matt in supporting Trustees for Alaska when filling out your PFD application this year. The deadline to file your PFD is March 31, 2017. Trustees for Alaska’s work relies on donations from the many Alaskans who care about protecting Alaska’s special places. Through Pick.Click.Give.
Your too can help Trustees for Alaska provide free legal services and counsel on the most pressing conservation issues.
Practicing and living in Alaska
Oh, and as many Alaskans know, one summer in Alaska can lead to another. Matt returned to Alaska after law school and now practices Alaska Native, Tribal, Municipal, Environmental and Natural Resources Fisheries Law for Landye Bennett Blumstein Law Firm. When not at work, Matt hits the ski trails with his wife and three big dogs.