Matt Wolding | Associate, National Events

Office: St. Louis, Missouri


Aurora, Illinois


Western Illinois University

Military Service:

U.S. Navy

Proudest moment in my career:

After a tour in the Persian Gulf, my ship encountered a broken down fishing vessel from the Philippines. They were stranded at sea for seven days without water and food. We gave medical attention, food and water. We got them home the next day.

Job Prior to The Mission Continues:

AmeriCorps VISTA

Book on your nightstand:

“The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara

Favorite movie/favorite current movie:

Too many to name. I love movies but if I had to pick it would be “We Were Soldiers” or “Big.”

Least favorite MRE:

Tuna with noodles and Vegetarian omelet

Favorite sports team:

Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago Fire

Most rewarding thing about working at The Mission Continues:

Getting to work with veterans who want to continue to serve their community.

Guilty pleasure:


Song that describes you:

“I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic! At the Disco or “All My Life” by K-CI and JoJo

Item on your bucket list:

Travel to Saudi Arabia.

Who would you dine with (dead or alive):

My mom, who passed away in 2007.