My name is Matt Gelbman and I have served as the Professional Development Officer for Workshops for APA San Diego since 2013. I am responsible for organizing professional development opportunities for SDAPA members to learn about emerging topics. I have also served on the Board of Directors for the APA Orange Section and in a leadership role in the Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) at UC Irvine (where I earned a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning). I am an Urban Planner at PlaceWorks and work with a variety of local, state, and federal agencies to prepare long-range comprehensive plans. I like to travel to new places and spend time outdoors at the beach, biking, hiking/camping, golfing, or snowboarding.