Matt Baldwin has been described as a “modern mystic” and a “poet-thinker.” Deseret News called Snow Rising, his first book, “a profound, philosophical work, one that remains accessible to a variety of audiences who may be wondering if there is much good left in the world.” Matt’s career path has been as diverse as his many interests. After selling a business he had owned for nearly twenty years, he returned to school to pursue studies in a completely different field: the scientific connection between the mind and the body. He is a sought-after teacher who has presented principles of effective living to a variety of groups ranging from high school and university students, business and community leaders, and spouses and families. Matt is now Director of an institutional real estate investment portfolio. Having spent most of his life in Portland, Oregon, he currently lives and writes from Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. He and his wife of more than thirty years, Val, have two children.