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Team:

Matt Mahler - Founder

email: matt@tierraideas.com

A native of southeastern Louisiana, Matt grew up fishing in and exploring the marsh wetlands with his dad, Butch, an avid outdoorsman. Matt favorite memories in the wetlands were when the ducks would begin their southern migration in late September. Matt's early years shaped his vision of conserving & caring for nature's outdoors. This vision carried forward, as Matt has pursued a career in environmental engineering working in consulting and for a state environmental agency. A turning point came about during a 2009 visit to a landfill. Seeing first-hand the thousands of plastic bags shifted Matt's perception. Matt strives to reduce waste deposition into landfills through the recycling of new, innovative materials into functional bags.

Matt is married to Luisa and they have one son, Nicholas and a newborn daughter Emma. They reside in the "City of Oaks", Raleigh, North Carolina.

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