Matt Brown

Underground Hard Rock Exploration Driller
What type of Miner are you and how long have you been mining?
I’ve worked in mining for 9 1/2 years as an Underground hard rock exploration driller.
Where are you currently mining?
East TN Young Mine
What do you love most about your career?
The people I’ve met throughout my career and having the pleasure of working with, and being able to financially provide for my family.
If there was one thing you could change about the mining industry, what would it be?
Having more flexibility in my schedule to balance out my life at home and work.
What advice would you give a miner just starting out?
- Always put safety first
- Giving 110% everyday to your work ethic
What are your favorite things to do outside of work?
- Going to church and spending time with family.
- Hunting, fishing, etc pretty much anything that involves being outdoors and keeping me away from all the honey-do lists that my wife has waiting for me. Lol
What is one fun fact about you?
I never really planned on following in my dads foot steps and being a miner. But now I can’t imagine working anywhere else. “I’m sure I’d get called to HR office at least every other day”
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