Mat Erpelding was born in Denver, Colorado; B.A. in psychology from Idaho State University; M.A. in adult and organizational learning from University of Idaho; served as President of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education; received Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40; co-editor of Outdoor Program Administration Principles and Practices; served on the Board of Directors for the Cancer Connection of Idaho.

He serves on the Agricultural Affairs; Resources & Conservation; Revenue & Taxation, and Ways & Means Committees.