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Vince Matthews

In 2009, a job transfer brought Vince to Boise – a place he visited once as a child and wanted to return to for many years. He grew up in southern Oregon, and the move to Boise was a return to the west after 31 years. In 2018, he retired after a career with the statistical agency of the US Department of Agriculture.


He started teaching for Community Ed with a class on growing bean sprouts. He wanted to share his knowledge of a simple process that he thought might be new to some people. The positive feedback from his students led him to consider other classes he might teach. He’s now taught an introduction to the Boise GreenBike system, bicycle safety, juggling, a basketball workout, and how to use a speed bag.


In addition to teaching with Community Ed, he has volunteered with Boise GreenBike, the Boise Bicycle Project, and the Morrison Center. At Boise State, he works out at the Rec, attends sports events and musical programs, and participates in Osher Lifelong Learning. As much as possible, he travels around town by bike. In the winter, he skis some at Bogus, and in the summer, he likes to hike and camp. He tells people if they’ve got a skill or interest to share, Community Ed is a great way to do it.