2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Matthew Bauer is a lifelong Windward Oahu resident who gained an appreciation for the outdoors and Hawaii's Natural Environment through exploring the Ko'olau Mountains as a teenager. After graduating from the University of Washington, Matthew joined a small natural resource and ecosystem restoration company called Pono Pacific and put his passion for the environment into a career helping to protect Hawaii's watersheds and oceans. In 2007, Matthew, John Leong, and Julianna Rapu Leong co-founded Kupu, a nonprofit whose purpose is to provide Hawaii's young people the opportunity to engage in the natural resource, conservation, and sustainability fields. Matthew serves as Kupu's Chief Operating Officer, which over the last ten years has created more than 3,500 youth internships and provided over $90,000,000 in economic benefit to Hawaii. Matthew is an alum of Pacific Century Fellows and is a current Council member for the Corps Network, a national advocacy group for conservation and youth service corps nationwide.