Matt McElroy, #17982
Matt first stepped foot on campus as part of the illustrious ‘Cubs of 2000’ cohort. A second generation camper with plenty of family ties (father, #10982 Greg; brother, #17882 Andrew; uncle, #11838 Jimmy; uncle, #12394 John; cousins #21194 Owen and #22494 Stuart McElroy and cousin #16794 Kyle Swingle), he attended Dudley each successive year as a camper. While Matt’s commitment to competitive soccer prevented him from ascending the leadership ranks, his love for Camp was reignited when he arrived at Davidson College in 2007, where he was reunited with several Dudley alums. When he graduated from the University of Hartford in 2012, with a job offer that started in October, Matt knew exactly how he was going to spend his summer–in the Senior Division as a co-leader of Colgate cabin! There were many highlights that season, including the opportunity to spend time in Colchester, VT, helping future Kiniya campers enjoy mini-week.
Matt began his career in the Audit practice at Grant Thornton, LLP and then moved into Transaction Services, providing support around mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Matt currently works as a Manager with Pipaya Partners, LLC., a boutique M&A Finance and Accounting Consulting firm based in Tysons Corner, VA. He enjoys serving the middle-market for the sense of genuine collaboration with his clients, helping business owners realize their goals.
Since moving to Washington, D.C., Matt has been involved with Dudley’s partner organization, Horton’s Kids. He was part of a group of young Camp alums who led two fundraising Extravaganzas for Horton’s Kids scholarship participants. He has also assisted in their tutoring program and is currently mentoring an 8th grader from the Horton’s Kids group.
Matt is extremely grateful for his network of Dudley friends, many of whom he came to know long after his time in Westport. He has found these alums to be some of his most important adult friends, whether they are assisting with career advice, helping to tease out personal problems, or conducting late-night conversations on how best to “save the world.”
Matt is excited to continue the excellent DKAA work done by those who served before him. Says Matt, “I will challenge myself and others to bring new, exciting ways to engage with all of our alumni.”