Matt Hoff

Matthew Hoff was born and raised in Marinette Wisconsin, where he grew up with two older sisters and an identical twin brother. Inspired by shows like Knight Rider and Star Trek The Next Generation, Matt pursued a degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University. After joining IBM straight out of school, and spending a couple years in Minneapolis, Matt moved to Chicago in 2002. And, although he is not currently working on the latest starship technology, Matt has been able to enjoy other worlds by working with The New Colony.

Matt’s interest in theater and arts started when he joined the 1990 cast of Oliver, a UW-Marinette Theater on the Bay production. He also played the trumpet and french horn throughout his middle school and high school band years. There was a brief stint in a swing choir, which may or may not have happened. As many young folks discover, Chicago is the place to be for theater, and Matt signed up for writing and acting classes quickly after moving to the area. But, instead of finding a place on the stage, Matt found a place behind one, as a founding board member with The New Colony. Matt loves being part of an organization that brings laughter to the world. The New Colony also has a way of getting you to think a little outside the norm, maybe even see an issue from another perspective. The newer aspect of New Colony’s mission—the education program—also aligns with Matt’s outside interests. Matt is a Mentor at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Chicago and stays connected with DePaul University’s Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA), where he earned a Masters in Educating Adults in 2010. Matt is currently a Managing Consultant within IBM Global Business Services and can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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