Recycle Me

Getting to know you: Matt McHugh

The RMI lineup is full of big-hitters and team players. We like us. So, get to know us!

First up to the pitch is Matt McHugh. Matt is our chief recycling ranger. He makes the actual recycling process keep rolling. He’s the RMI van master and can talk environmental issues with the best of ’em. When not working with RMI he is also a pizza god at Fong’s Pizza. Be nice to him late at night.

1. Why did you get involved with RMI?

I got involved with RMI because my good friend Ciji had this great idea and needed some help. At first I didn’t have time to get involved as much as I would have liked to.  I was feeling pretty stale in Des Moines and needed an outlet for my passion. Having grown up appreciating the earth, I loved the idea and was excited to make time to jump on board and add to the movement.

2.  What’s your story in 140 characters or less?

I love hiking, backpacking, camping, geocaching, music, donuts, Haagen Dazs ice cream, Des Moines, mountains, tech, sustainability, traveling & cooking

3.  What’s your favorite part about the earth?

I love the natural beauty of the places rarely touched by humans.

4. What’s your happy place?

My happy place is anytime I am traveling.

5.  Favorite season?

Favorite season is anytime a campfire is involved.

6. Mountain hideaway or beach house?

Mountain hideaway.

7.  Dogs or cats?

Dogs.

8.  What drink would you be?

A good strong IPA or a shot of Jameson.

9.   Early bird or night owl?

Night owl.

10.  Last purchase?

Gear from REI.com or Radiohead tickets

11.  Preferred mode of transportation?

My own two feet.

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