David G. Matthiesen

Company: Matthiesen & Associates

Title: Attorney – Mediator

Board Member Since: 2003

Board Committee: Executive Board Chairman

Question:

What originally inspired you to join the Monarch board and why did you become involved with Monarch Institute Board of Directors?

Answer:

My daughter is what inspired me to join the Monarch board. Let me tell you about my first and second best jobs. My second best job is being the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Monarch School and the Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences. My best job is being the father of Kate, who is in the Transition Services Program at Monarch. The Monarch community embraced Kate—who has serious language based learning problems. It is through the Monarch School that Kate’s gift for abstract art was realized. Despite her difficult time communicating Kate is now a very successful professional abstract artist.