Since joining Chard in 2019, Matthew has become an essential part of the team bringing strategic problem solving and excellent project management. We asked him some questions to get to know him a bit better. Check out his answers below!
What does a day in the life at Chard look like for you?
Every day is different. That’s what keeps me engaged and motivated. I could be meeting with team members on design development, in discussions with the city on planning, or heading to site to work with our contractors. My role at Chard is versatile and always changing.
What do you enjoy MOST about working at Chard?
The people! The team we have here come from so many different backgrounds, but all share a similar mindset. We each have a common goal and don’t mind pushing the boundaries when it comes to problem solving. I know I can rely on anyone in this office no matter what department they are in.
Can you share a career highlight or accomplishment you’re proud of?
I am proud to be a part of all the projects, but the one that sticks out to me is the Royals. This project provided a lot of firsts for me and the company. It’s great to see how we are taking that model as a baseline for so many more excellent developments.
How are you challenged in your role?
In development, the ability to adapt to various roles throughout a project is crucial. As a ‘generalist’, I often need to know a little bit about every role and every job. This can be extremely rewarding at times, but it can also be easy to get caught up in the details and lose track of the bigger picture. Over the years, I’ve learned the importance of taking a step back to ensure the project and team are heading in the right direction.
When you’re not working, what can we find you doing?
When I am not working, I’m with my family and friends, enjoying the city or heading out to the valley to spend time with my nephew. My wife and I enjoy good food, nice wine, and great company.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am a self-taught painter. It’s hard to find time these days; but when I do, I enjoy oil painting on canvas and I would say my style is portrait art.