Fellows Lake Staff
Matt Taylor, Fellows Lake Operations Director
Matt was born and raised in Springfield, MO, and from an early age, was fascinated with nature and the Ozarks’ amazing waterways. His parents encouraged his interest in the outdoors and took him to Fellows Lake from an early age. He learned to sail on Fellows around the age of 12 and has been a water lover since. He studied Mechanical engineering at the University of Missouri at Rolla (Missouri S&T). After college, he developed a business career in southern Louisiana, working in the specialty coating and corrosion industries. He worked with many companies throughout the Gulf Coast region, finding environmentally sustainable solutions for corrosion control and coatings. Matt never lost his passion for the myriad of outdoor activities our region has to offer. He returned to Missouri in 2016 and joined the Watershed Committee in 2021 to further the Watershed Committee’s mission as the Director of Operations for the Fellows Lake project. He has become a US Sailing certified instructor and continues to grow his skills in sailing and paddling. Matt is excited to share the joy of paddling, pedaling, and sailing through the programs he and his team are developing at the lake.
Vincent Currao, Fellows Lake Operations Manager
Vince has spent his entire life on the water, catching fish from British Columbia to the Florida Keys. A Missouri resident since 1997, Vince has explored much of Southwest Missouri’s wild areas, camping, hunting, boating, and fishing. Professionally, Vince brings over 20 years of fundraising and not-for-profit management to his new role at Fellows Lake. Previously, he has worked as a carpenter, ski patroller, firefighter, and climbing instructor. Vince and his wife Amy live in Springfield, where they tend to an extensive garden and are raising six chickens and a teenage son.