About Matt

Matt Saunders has been the Program Director at Youthfront Camp West since the fall of 2012. Prior to working at Youthfront, Matt was a youth ministry leader for 15 years, serving local churches in Olathe (Kansas), Calgary (Alberta, Canada), and Caldwell (Idaho). Matt grew up in northern Colorado and graduated from Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID) with a degree in youth ministry.

Matt began dabbling in board game design in 2004. His first game, self-published in 2008, was called “Mow ‘Em Down.” Two years later, Matt streamlined the experience and created a card game version called, “Mow Money.” The game was a top-four finalist in the 2011 Protospiel design contest and was later signed by Mayday Games in 2013. Mow Money will be published and distributed starting in 2015. Matt continues to flesh out new game design ideas that feature unique mechanics and interesting player interactions.

Matt is married to Sheila and they have two kids, Kyron and Raylee. The Saunders family lives in Gardner, Kansas.