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Matthew’s background as a Wildlife Biologist challenges him to take wide-angle view of each project’s interrelationship with the regional system. His passion for wildlife preservation has been the driving factor in his pursuit and promotion of Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development—assisting or completing hundreds of Low Impact Development designs in Harris County and the City of Houston. As Development Project Manager at ALJ Lindsey, Matthew acts as a correspondent for clients to government agencies, technical staff, and/or third-party companies working to solve detention problems and process issues. 


Motivated, and always up for new experiences, learning more about civil engineering and better understanding the business from the developer’s side have been an inspiring and interesting undertaking for Matthew. Matthew’s varied job experiences provide unique perspectives making him an asset to his team. Prior to ALJ Lindsey, Matthew spent four years managing and rehabilitating wolves and wolf dogs as Vice President of the Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary and worked with a wildlife control company to conduct live bee-hive removals.  On one occasion he removed an alligator from someone’s living room after Hurricane Harvey! 


Matthew holds a degree from Texas A&M University in Wildlife & Fisheries. He is a LEED Green Associate, a Bisnow contributor, and volunteers for Houston Trash Bash and The Houston Land Water Sustainability Forum. 

Matthew Smith 

Development Project Manager
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