Matthew is a Planner with Mintier Harnish. He specializes in updating housing elements and designing informative municipal websites. Matthew is an advocate for affordable housing with notable experience promoting Accessory Dwelling Unit expansion in the City of San Jose. Matthew believes in a holistic community-based approach to planning and enjoys working with and learning from community stakeholders of diverse backgrounds. Matthew graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with a focus on Environmental Sustainability and has an interest in the interrelated nature of transit opportunity, wealth inequality, and environmental sustainability. Matthew has contributed to the general plans for the cities of Ukiah, Rohnert Park, Millbrae, and American Canyon. He has also contributed significantly to the sixth cycle housing elements of Solvang, Pleasant Hill, and St. Helena.