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Matty Horkan

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Connecting humans to nature is my passion  

Hey I am Matty. I am extremely passionate about nature and about helping people with mental health issues. I feel a strong sense of purpose in my mission to help people connect with nature so they can feel the healing powers that nature has to offer. I believe that by helping people connect to the joys and benefits of being in nature particularly at a young age, we can inspire a new generation of compassionate and environmentally conscious humans. To do this I aim to create small films and podcasts that showcase the power of nature and inspire others to get outside and make a positive impact on the environment. My hope is that through my work I can help bring about a greater sense of connection and appreciation for the earth that we all call home

Ambassador for #wildlifemedia

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With great pride and excitement, I have officially decided to announce my new business, JoeWild.

I have been working very hard over the last few months to make plans and ideas to create a business that is mine and has meaning to me. At the same time, it aims to help young people around the world to deepen or reconnect to their relationship with nature while helping our planet. It is my belief that we have to help create a new generation of young people who feel confident about who they are and the impact they have on our amazing planet, and help inspire other young people to do the same. Through JoeWild, I will be doing my forest therapy, podcasts, vlogs, public speaking and conservation work/projects around the world. While doing all of the above, I will be working with organizations and people such as @thewildpod, @fairearth_awdf, @thefairearth, @wildlifemediaorg, @chrismorganwildlife, @stefanrosslipman, and @creatingnaturescorridors.

When my 12-year-old brother, Joe, passed away in 2012 from a sudden cardiac arrest, my life changed forever. I lost connection to myself and the world around me, and everything started to crumble around me. I was falling deeper and deeper until Mother Nature threw out her never-ending rope and pulled me out of the dark. I now feel connected to my brother when I am in nature and feel his presence there, which has helped me on my grieving journey and has given me a passion and drive to help other people get out of their darkness. I now live my life with my brother on my side and want to bring Joe's energy into everything I do.


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Public Speaking

I am honored to be able to share my love of nature and my journey with mental health to encourage a love and understanding for nature in a variety of different ages of people. I am extremely passionate about promoting how important our connection to the natural world is to younger people. It is my belief that we can help create a new generation of nature-conscious individuals to create a healthier and happier world for us all to live in. As humans, we often have a belief that we are separate from nature, but in actual fact, we are nature and being in nature has a vast impact on our overall health. These are the messages I speak about when doing public speaking.

I am a gardener by trade and have been running my own gardening company, Shabby Goat Services, for the past 8 years. I have a passion for outdoor work and enjoy the challenges that come with facing Mother Nature on a daily basis. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to use my creativity and problem-solving skills on a range of projects, leading to successful outcomes for my clients. In addition to the satisfaction of running my own business, I have developed strong communication skills and built a dedicated client base. I take pride in the transformation of overgrown gardens into spaces that my clients can once again enjoy.

I have always had a passion for photography. I love being able to express my emotions through my pictures and showcase the raw power of nature. Photography is a great way for me to document my travels, allowing me to look back and remember where I have been. It also gives me photos to use to promote the work I do and engage my followers on social media. My camera is always with me, ready to capture special moments and wildlife no matter where I go.


How my friends describe me

Inspiring, Enthusiastic, Resilient, Ambitious, Amazing, Compassionate, Skillful, Positive and Determined


If you share similar values and beliefs or are going through a tough time with your mental health, please reach out to me. I'm here to listen and offer support as you work to reconnect with the beauty and healing power of nature.

I am honored to collaborate with amazing businesses and charities that support my work.

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