For those of you who have been long-time board members, you will remember "Budman" as a poster here. Matt was responsible for the organization of the only message board member meet-up, held at Metcalf Bottoms a few years ago.
Additionally, Matt was instrumental in getting Sweetwater Brewery as a sponsor for Troutfest; Sweetwater donating the beer for the cookout and auction each year of the last three.
It is with very deep sorrow that I must tell you all that Matt passed away, very unexpectedly, on Sunday. His obituary can be read here
. His family has asked that tributes be made to the Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, or to The Friends of the Smokies. Prayers for his family would be appreciated, I know.