Fellows Lake Staff

Matt Taylor, Fellows Lake Operations Manager

Matt was born and raised in Springfield, MO, 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 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. Working with major shipyards, NASA, petrochemical companies such as Dow, BP and the US Navy, always working to reduce furtive emissions and encourage VOC free coating solutions. He never lost his passion for hiking, mountain biking, paddling and sailing and was very active in the gulf with various kayaking and sailing groups. Matt kept a 33’ sailboat in Louisiana and had many wonderful gulf trips and redfish adventures.  He returned to Missouri in 2016 and is enjoying the great outdoor resources available in the Ozarks. Matt is excited to teach others the joys of paddling, pedaling and sailing. 

Kelce Arrington, Fellows Lake Assistant Manager

Kelce was born in Peoria, Illinois but lived the majority of her life in southeast Missouri in the Ozarks. She went to school for Equestrian Science and Nutrition at Black Hawk College and came into the world of Outdoor Education and recreation back in 2013 and she hasn’t looked back since. She fell in love with the lake life, community, teaching, nature and has served thousands of students, teachers, parents and a variety of other groups through experiential education and recreation. During her free time, she enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking with her dog, car camping, traveling and spending much of her time outside exploring new places.  

Kelce’s favorite quote: “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein

Fellows Lake Crew Members

Christy Wilder

Pat Bond

Tomiann Brashers

Hannah Alkier

Austin Hurst