Matt Cole currently works in the marketing and public relations industry in Bellingham, Washington. Previously he worked for the Washington State Legislature as a policy analyst specializing in Trade, Economic Development and Housing issues. A Navy Reservist, Cole recently spent 15 months on deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. There, he worked as an intelligence analyst and as an embedded trainer to his counterparts in the Afghan National Army. Cole also has an extensive multimedia background including graphic design, broadcast radio and journalism.
He received his B.A. in Political Studies from Whitworth University in Spokane with minors in History and Speech Communication and has trained with the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia. He has a beautiful wife and a dog in exile. Views expressed here are entirely his own and do not reflect those of Matt’s employer.