His wonderful new friend Liz was located in New York. She is a wonderful friendly soul originally from New Jersey. Liz learned a lot from touring the shop, Tolbert's barn/yard/home and seeing Matthew in his youthful pictures which are posted all around the new EV shop. We agreed that Matthew was about a foot taller since he graduated.
Matthew's plans are to finish his Marine tour in about 18 months. He then plans to attend a college. Tolbert highly encouraged him to consider Appstate for his solar car team. Time will tell but wouldn't it be cool for Tolbert to coach Matthew again and Matthew possibly returning to West to help coach the EV Team.