Matthew McLellan is a 5th generation Yelmite who has lived in the Yelm area his entire life. He is a young business owner with a mind for finances and a passion for serving his community. He takes great pride in his hometown, his family’s local roots, and his Yelm education.
Like many before him, McLellan attended Prairie Elementary, Mill Pond, Yelm Middle School, and Yelm High School. He is a first-generation college graduate, receiving his degree from Evergreen State with the assistance of the Achiever’s Scholarship sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. McLellan specialized in business administration and was a liaison for all entrepreneurial students at Evergreen. He also earned 38 credits toward a Masters in Public Administration before opting to focus on his small business, The Conduit, when it garnered its Series A funding.
At 28 years old, McLellan has owned and operated five small businesses, including the first online equity finance platform in the United States for small businesses. He currently owns a brokerage firm where he helps his clients build and maintain wealth. McLellan believes that Yelm will greatly benefit from his experience in finance.
McLellan is not a politician. He has worked jobs ranging from canal maintenance to para-education at an elementary school, but first and foremost Matthew is a volunteer and public servant. He currently works with 16 organizations to support the community of Yelm.
The following is a list of the organizations with whom Matthew currently volunteers.
Edward Jones Investments- Financial Advisor
Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce- Board of Directors
Lions- Morning Liaison and Board of Directors
Younglife- Financial Director
Humpday Partner Dancing- Founder/Owner
Toastmasters- VP Membership
Yelm Competent Communicators- Chapter Sponsor Member
Yelm Prairie Christian Center- Percussionist
Yelm Historic Club- Member
Yelm Leads @Lunch- Member
Prairie Days- Organizers Group Member
The Yelm Banquet- Founding Organizer
Jazz in the Park- Sponsor
Nisqually Valley BBQ Rally- Founding Organizer
Yelm Street Dance- Organizer