Matt Smith has had a wide variety of professional experiences, including sales of office equipment, business newspaper publishing, medical devices and private equity raising for real estate developments.

In 2000, with his wife Mary Caye, Matt founded SalesSmith, delivering branded products to promote employee retention and client loyalty. In 2017, Matt and Mary Caye sold SalesSmith and took a two-year sabbatical. During that period, Matt volunteered as an elder care visitor and hospice helper, as well as did fundraising for nonprofit organizations. In 2019, he worked for Catalyst Partners, raising private equity for real estate developments, while continuing the hospice and nonprofit work. Today Matt works part time for Catalyst, but recently pivoted to selling for their construction division, whose primary clients are churches, private Christian schools, and nonprofits.

He is currently launching a website called The Grateful Connector, a quarterly publication for individuals over 50, who are inspired to make the second half of life even better than the first.

Matt has served on various boards and committees, including Make A Wish, United Way, ALS Association, Marquette University High School, Lutheran Home, Messmer Catholic Schools, the Ability Center, Seton Catholic Schools, Kinship, and the Meta House. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Spring News 2024

55-year-old Marta has chronic kidney disease related to diabetes and hypertension. She has received hemodialysis a few times a week for the past year but missed a week of dialysis. Short of breath, she went to one of Ecuador’s public health centers outside of the small, coastal town of Quevedo.

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