Matt Kalina is marketing and communications manager at Tomcar.com, a manufacturer of all-terrain vehicles in Phoenix. He’s worked as an account manager at Marketing with a Flair, a full-service marketing agency in Phoenix, and as director of strategic marketing and corporate communications for LAI International, an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company and precision contract-manufacturer based in Phoenix.
He was a reporter and editor of a daily newspaper in Wisconsin and a journalist specializing in economic change during his travels in Eastern Europe. Kalina is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Communications Arts Department, former chairman of the City of Scottsdale Neighborhood Enhancement Commission, and founding board member of the Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument. He is a professional wilderness guide, active in wilderness preservation, and runs, cycles, climbs and explores Western wild lands, taking photos along the way. He and his wife Lisa raise rescued cats, make pizza from scratch every week, run on the Green Belt Path and ride their beach cruiser bicycles around Old Town Scottsdale. They surf when they can, run marathons together across the country and are restoring a vintage 1960s camping trailer.