March 27, 2019
Eddie Matthews, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) wildlife technician from Unit 4A in Region 4, has been chosen as the 2019 Technician of the Year.
Eddie demonstrates a great work ethic, brings a wealth of talent, and has continuously contributed to the efforts in Unit 4A and other projects, such as the Heritage Trust Project and the Upper Coastal Waterfowl Project.
Eddie's talents led to the expansion of the Samworth WMA dove field which has resulted in more hunting opportunities for the public, both adults and youth. In addition to his heavy equipment skills, Eddie’s knowledge in carpentry, electrical skills and general problem solving is a huge asset to the agency.
Eddie always demonstrates a positive attitude no matter what the task or challenge. His determination and ambition to complete tasks before moving to another reveals his true character and work ethic. He is also a great team player and works well with his coworkers on other projects, and many instances, his coworkers come to him for guidance.
Eddie has been with the department approximately 12 years, and all his hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. Congratulations, Eddie!