Matt Tomlinson, Director of Business Development

Hometown: 29 Palms, California
College: NC State
Professional experience: 9 years, 6 with Carolinas IT

The people who inspire me most are:
My parents. They never had a ton, but there was never a situation where I felt like I “wanted” for anything. I could always count on them to be there for me. That is what I want for my daughter.

The best part of waking up is:
Folgers in my cup? Nah, it’s my wife and daughter.

My favorite movie is:
Boondock Saints

My top 5 favorite bands and singers are:
Guns N’ Roses, Drake White, Walker Hayes, Jason Mraz, and Lukas Graham.

If I wasn’t the Director of Business Development, I would be:
Working in some sort of non-profit helping people.

The top three songs on the soundtrack of my life are:
“Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett, and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

I can’t go a day without:
Coffee!

The most frequently played song on my iPhone is:
“It feels good” by Drake White

If I could take 3 things with me to a deserted island, I would bring:
Can it be 4? My wife, my daughter, my Xbox, and a TV. I’d need to figure out the power thing….

Something others may not know about me:
I am a huge NFL fan. (Go Seahawks!) I am also a co-chair on a board for Literacy.

Additional details:
I have 2 sisters and 7 nieces and nephews. As far back as the Marines go, my family has been a part of them. I am the first to break tradition.