Lowcountry Local First, a nonprofit that cultivates an economy anchored in local ownership, recently welcomed Matthew Hayden to its team as Director of Development. This new position will manage and oversee all elements of the fundraising operations and help secure the resources necessary for the maintenance and growth of the organization.

Matthew’s strong interpersonal and organizational skill set poises him to further the growth of the organization and to nurture its strategic relationships.

Matthew hails from the D.C. area and brings the Lowcountry a passion to inspire communities to rally behind worthy causes. This former semi-pro basketball player turned beach volleyball novice brings new heights to the Lowcountry Local First team, literally and figuratively. Matt’s a proud uncle and father of a rescue mutt named Murphy. When not volunteering his time with a number of community organizations, he can be found enjoying live music or fumbling on his own guitar.

More information about the staff and board of directors for Lowcountry Local First can be found at lowcountrylocalfirst.org/about-us/.

Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications
Director of Marketing & Communications