Matt Guedes is the Executive Director of Camp Freedom (a non-profit organization that helps disabled Veterans and First Responders through outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and shooting sports), Founder/Owner of Journey Hunts (a worldwide hunting company offering hunts around the globe), Author of Hunting for Purpose, a Pastor of 24+ years, Owner of XULON Apparel, and a former US Army Officer. Matt has more than twenty years of experience in the outdoor industry and the ministry. His extensive background in the outdoor world along with pastoring churches has given him a unique skill set which he utilizes in speaking on freedom and life as Christian outdoorsmen.
For the past 22 months Matt has built the foundation for Camp Freedom. Bill Bachenberg, Camp Freedom’s founder, empowered Matt to put wheels onto his vision and the results have been astounding. Camp Freedom is literally seeing the lives of Veterans and First Responders saved.
For over 11 years, Matt has owned a hunting consultant business. Journey Hunts has paved the way for hunters and their families to encounter the outdoors in a memorable experience. He leads his staff to assist clients to have a hunt of a lifetime and enjoy the journey along the way.
Matt is an outdoor writer, pro-staff hunter, and sponsored hunter who has pursued various game in nine countries on five different continents. He has been a business consultant for several businesses in need of leadership and direction. He also named, created, and hired upwards of 70 personnel in developing a multi-million dollar recycling company which he managed for three years.
Matt graduated from Dickinson College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He also served as an officer in the United States Army for 4 years. He has pastored three churches for a combined 24 years in the ministry. He has been married for 25 years and has been blessed with three children.