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By Edith Gidley
For The Sentinel 

Making the most of what he's given


January 22, 2020

Edith Gidley

HOME ON HIS RANGE: Matt Chiles hanging out with one of his many quadrupeds.

In many ways, Matt Chiles, is a remarkable man. A Renaissance Man. With a friendly manner and sparkling blue eyes, he draws you into his plans for his family's ranch west of Goldendale.

After earning a degree in Urban Studies at Seattle Pacific University, he worked on his Masters in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. After working in the Planning Department in Yakima for a year, Matt realized that wasn't where he wanted to be.

Fast forward to the present time. Matt now manages the family's 3,500 acre Horseshoe Bend Ranch.

Always with an eye to sustainability, Matt is a true steward of the land. Using dry land techniques, Matt harvests and sells good quality gr...

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