Matt Northrop grew up right here in Medford and graduated from South Medford High School. After graduation, he attended Oregon State University, studying Cultural Anthropology. Matt became a volunteer at a youth drop-in center so that he could better apply his education to the real social issues faced by at-risk and marginalized youth.
After his time spent volunteering, Matt felt compelled to continue his work with this population. For the last five years, he has been working with youth social service agencies in Medford and Eugene. He is happy to be back in Southern Oregon now, contributing to the community he grew up in and serving as a Maslow Project Program Supervisor and Case Manager.