Matt will be working remotely as WRL’s Columbus Territory Manager. For the past 16 years, Matt has held multiple positions at The Columbus Dispatch including National Account Executive, Small Business Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, and Director of Promotions and Special Initiatives. A University of Dayton graduate, he received his bachelor’s degree in communications management. Currently, Matt resides in Grandview Heights, Ohio where he enjoys spending time with his family and staying active. He is a fan of Cleveland sports, Ohio State football, and Dayton basketball.
Paul also brings a variety of experience to the team. He previously worked in media and advertising for The Canton Repository, The Times-Reporter, and The Daily Jeffersonian. His job responsibilities at WRL include partnering with businesses in Tuscarawas and Wayne counties to help companies achieve their current and future branding, development and growth goals. Paul graduated from Hiram College with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, fishing and performing music at local wineries, festivals and clubs under his stage name “Ren”.
We asked our new faces some fun questions to get to know them better. Check out their answers below!
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Matt: Superspeed like the Flash, so I could get things done quicker!
Paul: The ability to fly…The time I could save by not having to sit in traffic would be priceless.
If you could have dinner with anyone present or past, who would it be?
Matt: My Grandparents. They were so involved in my childhood I would love to sit down with them and enjoy dinner as an adult.
Paul: I would say Johnny Cash. Can you just imagine the stories he could tell?
Do you have any pets?
Matt: Yes, one dog, a cute little Cavachon. Her name is Penny.
Paul: Where do I start, we have 5 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish, and 2 axolotls.
What are some of your favorite TV shows?
Matt: Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones were great, and I enjoyed them, but my all-time favorite show would probably be going back to my childhood, Dukes of Hazzard.
Paul: I particularly like shows about time travel. I’m currently watching “Dark”, “The Umbrella Academy, and “Travelers”.
What is an interesting fact about yourself?
Matt: I once did the highest bungee jump in Europe, located in Switzerland. I’m not sure I would do that again.
Paul: I have a current collection of 23 guitars…and counting.