What is your current job and tell us a little about what you do?
I am owner/operator of Tapley Cabinet Works. We are a residential cabinet shop specializing in custom cabinetry and furniture. I spend my days meeting with clients and designing kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment centers and furniture.
How long have you been a member of The Coeur Group and what is your best experience so far?
I have been a member since 2011. The Coeur Groups School Locker Program has been my best experience. This program is extremely valuable to our community and gives school counselors and teachers the ability to give children clothes, toiletries or whatever they need. The locker puts the resources right in the hands of the people that know who needs it most and lets them decide what those resources are. I enjoy every aspect of this, building the lockers with the group and seeing the affect on the community.
What's your favorite moment of your career to this point?
This is a tough one. I am third generation at Tapley Cabinet Works and started working here when I was 15 years old so there are many moments to be considered. I think my favorite moment happens over and over. A majority of the people who move to our area are very surprised by the level of craftsman that we have living here in North Idaho. People coming to North Idaho expect to teach us something and we blow them out of the water. North Idaho has amazing craftsman in every field of work.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my wife and three boys. With the three boys spare time is rare but luckily my favorite activities are golf, skiing and lake time can all be done with the family.
Why would you recommend The Coeur Group to a colleague?
This is a great group of guys doing amazing work for the community. I love that we are an action group and not just a fundraising group. We help other organizations reach their goals with man power and support.
Matt Anderson has been part of the last 11 Locker builds that we have done. Without his involvement the Locker Program would not be what it is today.