Team MASA is excited to welcome Matt Schueller to the association as the new Director of Government Relations. You may have seen him give his first in-person Legislative Update at the Midwinter Conference, but this month, we’re giving members a chance to get to know the newest member of our team:

Give our members the Readers’ Digest version of your career path.
Lawyer, staffer, lobbyist, project manager?, MASA! 

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
Getting out to the districts in person. 

 When you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Depending on the day, lawyer, writer, NFL wide receiver 

What makes you laugh?
When my daughters do..anything 

You’re on a road trip and you walk in a convenience store, it’s stocked with everything you could ever want…What is the ONE snack food, candy, or treat you choose?
Reese’s peanut butter cups 

If you could choose to have any superpower, what would it be and why?
The ability to fall asleep instantly

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Having to talk about myself

Who was your favorite teacher in school, and how did they impact you?
Mr. Zonyk my High School English teacher who taught me to love the English language 

What is your favorite holiday to celebrate?
Christmas. Anything but Halloween

What is one important skill you believe every person should have?
Being able to converse in person 

Do you have any hidden talents? What can you do?
Unending patience with my daughters 

Have you ever had a nickname? If so, what is it?

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning – objects may be closer than they appear

What was your very first job (where you paid taxes, e.g. not babysitting or shoveling snow)?
Tutor for America Reads

What two things do you consider yourself to be very good at?
Reading and writing 

What two things do you consider yourself to be very bad at?
Picking out presents for my family. Maintaining a poker face during meetings. 

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working?

What is something you are great at cooking?
Fried rice. Fried chicken. Fried anything. 

When someone says to close your eyes and go to your happy place, where do you imagine yourself to be?
On a beach reading a book with a cold IPA in my hand

Who is your hero, and why?
My Dad because he is a good person

If time travel were possible, where and/or when would you travel to?
The 1920’s

What is your most treasured material possession?
My record collection