Board & Staff

Matt Loper

AYF Director of Programs

Throughout his career, including over a decade with the American Youth Foundation in both program and operations areas at Miniwanca and as well as Merrowvista, Matt has found himself drawn to energetic, values-driven communities who seek to make the world a better place. Starting with a joy for vacuuming and cleaning in his youth, this desire to organize and seek harmony amidst chaos has grown into a love of organizational development and supporting of the teams that make mission-driven work possible. Matt enjoys connecting with those who value vulnerability over bravado and is happiest when working with teens and young adults. He thrives within a diverse team of colleagues who challenge one another toward their collective Best!