Employee Spotlight: Matt Welker October 26th, 2020

Describe what you do at WG

I am the environmental compliance inspector hired to carry out FOG (fats, oils and grease) and storm water inspections. My day to day usually consists of visiting food service establishments up and down the coast for compliance with their municipality’s FOG requirements. When I’m not out, I can be found at my desk writing permits, updating notes, and prepping for my next inspection dates.

What are some of your favorite activities with WG?

I started right in the middle of COVID, so I haven’t been able to take advantage of all the fun Wallace Group activities quite yet. Although, poking fun at Bill C. and reading the jokes of the day are a great socially distanced distraction from time to time.

What are you involved in outside WG?

Since moving to SLO, I haven’t joined any sort of organizations, clubs, etc. I was previously a part of a meetup group in Flagstaff, AZ that would get together for some hiking/trail cleanups and the occasional after hike beer. Now that I’m getting settled into life here, I’m sure I will be joining some new groups soon.

Favorite pastime

There are too many things to nail down to just one. During football season, I become consumed with fantasy football, the 49ers, and some sports podcasts. During the offseason, I love getting my butt kicked in HORSE (because there is way less movement than real basketball), playing cornhole, and trying out new beers and restaurants. If I were a better golfer, I would do that more but alas I am not. Instead, I like to whack the ball as hard as I can at the driving range while trying not to dig too many holes.

Favorite movie

Catch Me If You Can. There is literally nothing to not love about it. Tom Hanks? Check. Leonardo DiCaprio? Check. Christopher Walken? Check. Need I say more?

Favorite food

Whatever my mom cooks. Also, pizza and tacos (probably just not together).

Describe your dream vacation.

I’d love to go to Malta and just walk around the city and eat.

What’s your secret ability?

I am weirdly decent at cornhole. I wouldn’t say I’m the best ever by any means, but I can almost always score a point or two. Also, I’m pretty great at Madden. I don’t play video games much anymore, but I’m fairly certain I could I hop right back in and not miss a beat.

What is the furthest away from SLO have you been?

I haven’t travelled a crazy amount, but the furthest I have travelled from SLO is likely St. Maarten. Furthest I’ve lived from SLO is Flagstaff, AZ where I spent the last few years.