July 2, 2020
By: Dwayne Page
DeKalb County has a new TWRA officer.
Matt Howard of Sparta has been assigned to DeKalb County after working as a TWRA officer in Washington and Cocke County.
“I went to high school in White County and then to Tennessee Tech and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Fisheries. After I got my degree I worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation for a year and then got hired with the TWRA when a position opened up. I started in Washington County, which is Johnson City in East Tennessee. I worked there for about a year and then transferred to Cocke County and worked there until I got hired in DeKalb County earlier this year,” said Howard.
Matt and his wife Sara reside in White County.
Howard, who joins fellow TWRA Officer Tony Cross in working DeKalb County, takes over from Joe Fortner who still lives here but now works for the TWRA in another position.
Matt said he enjoys working in DeKalb County especially because it is close to home for him.