Matthew Warder is an expert in mining, metals, and energy. With ten years of experience in the steel, iron ore and coal industries, he is sought-out for his intel in the natural resources industry. Warder speaks around the globe at natural resource conferences. He started at Wood Mackenzie leading teams that covered the Canadian, Latin American and U.S. coal industries. He emphasized his work in the Appalachian region. Warder then became a principal analyst for Iron Ore and Steel Costs and wrote over 150 annual reports regarding emerging trends, regional supply studies, and companies. He received degrees in music and chemistry from the College of William & Mary while playing baseball. Post-graduation Warder settled in Morgantown, West Virginia and became an educator and musician. He was a co-founder of the musical group, The Argument. The group toured and reached immense fame which led to them receiving a grant from Justin Timberlake’s Foundation. With the grant, he created “PopShop,” which is a fundraising program and master class that supports rural high school music education in the Appalachians.