Matthew Konkler is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant in the Wood Science and Engineering Department at Oregon State University where he co-manages the Utility Pole Research Cooperative and Wood Biodeterioration and Preservation Lab with Mr. Jed Cappellazzi. Matt is originally from Columbus Ohio, holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Trace Metal Biogeochemistry. For 6-years at OSU, Matt has specialized in Analytical Chemistry and Wood Preservation. Matt enjoys Fishing for fun.