Denver Museum of Nature & Science Names Matthew Burkett to Board of Trustees

DENVER – Oct. 14 – The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the region’s leading resource for informal science education, announces the addition of Matthew Burkett to its Board of Trustees.

“I’m looking forward to tapping into Matthew’s vision and energy as we develop new initiatives and build on efforts that have proven successful in our work to ignite the community’s passion for science and nature,” said George Sparks, President and CEO of the Museum.

Burkett is the founder, chairman and CEO of The Flyfisher Group, a capital, consulting and holding company. Prior to founding The Flyfisher Group, Burkett was a lobbyist for a large telecommunications company in Washington, D.C. His three passions – family, community and fly fishing – drew him back to Colorado.

“Whether through community redevelopment, philanthropy or recreation, I’m passionate about serving my community and am grateful for the opportunity to help guide the Museum on its journey of service looking into the future,” said Burkett.

Burkett is also involved in the Burkett Family Foundation and Lincoln Hills Cares. He received bachelor’s degrees in English literature and creative writing from Oberlin College in Ohio.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit, or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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