img_1106Matt Coughlin is the author of Grief Travels, a blog he started to honor his parents, Dave and Judy Coughlin, and to help him grieve their loss, albeit several years later.  Matt is a former journalist who began blogging in 2006 when he started the Bright Idea Outdoors weblog.  That blog led to opportunities for Matt to give seminars on teaching children about the outdoors and also led to the establishment of his wildlife management business, EMG Wildlife Management Consulting.

In addition to writing and his work in wildlife management, Matt is a horticulturist and project manager with Blake Landscapes in Leesburg, Virginia, where he lives with his family.