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MEET MATTHEW

Biography

 

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.

Serving Yelm

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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

 

Eagles- 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

Visiting with Babe at the Yelm Prairie Historic Museum.