"I felt way more alive in Clarksdale that year than I had experiencing anything else. it felt more real to me, like both the joyful and the happy times and the sad or the painful times. All of it just seemed more real."
Matt Sutton was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1985 and attended Uni High School. As a child, he went on multiple Habitat for Humanity trips to the Delta with his parents, Bill and Jane Sutton. His experiences in the Delta caused him to spend his gap year as an affiliate coordinator at Clarksdale-Habitat. He is also involved with Spring Initiative as a leader, alongside Anja Thiessen and Bianca Zaharescu.