by Evie Dorsey
Matt Baker was born in Sherman, Texas in 1967. He was raised in Austin, but both his parents grew up in Fort Stockton and trips to West Texas were a common childhood occurrence. He never lost his love for the Trans-Pecos, and became a Terlingua “regular” around 2012. In 2018, he purchased a homestead on Terlingua Ranch, establishing a permanent foothold in the area. He is deeply grateful to the residents of South County for accepting him into their community. Matt co-parents a ten-year-old son, Henry, to whom he hopes to pass along his love for the Big Bend.