Matthew Hildreth grew up on a small farm in Eastern South Dakota. He is the founder and Board-Chair of RuralOrganizing.org. He is a graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota where he studied Philosophy and Communications, he holds an Executive Education Certificate from Harvard University’s Leadership, Organizing and Action program, and is pursuing a Master’s in Strategic Communication from the University of Iowa.
Matt began his career working in television, then jumped into national political communications and spent three years as the Interactive Media Producer for Sojourners — the largest network of progressive Christians in America — where he successfully developed innovative techniques for engaging online constituents.
Matt leverages online technologies to motivate key constituencies toward greater civic engagement and develops innovative campaigns for allied organizations and members of Congress as well as communications strategies for political grassroots campaigns.