2nd
Jul
2013

Matt Brooks Takes to the Air and Sea

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Matt Brooks of San Francisco is no stranger to adventure. Although he’s perhaps best known as an expert mountaineer, he’s also mastered the sea and the air as a successful skipper and flight commander.

Matt’s aviation experience:
Matt has 2,000 hours of aviation experience and was the Flight Commander of the Cessna 501 Citation I/SP Eagle II aircraft in the world flight. Moreover, he possesses an ATP, commercial and multi-engine pilot licenses.

Matt’s prized ship:
In addition to being an ace in the air, Matt has great command of the sea as well. With the Lucie, a classic six-meter boat, Matt has won two world championships at the 2011 World Cup and the 2012 European championship. Matt Brooks of San Francisco, who developed his love for boating when he was just a boy, restored the Lucie to its previous splendor.

Designed by Clinton Crane in 1930,The Lucie was built in Nevin’s Yard on City Island, New York, in the year 1931. After the ship’s inception into the racing world, the Lucie came away with more than its fair share of victories.

When Matt Brooks purchased the historic boat, he wanted more than just to keep her in a collection. He painstakingly restored the boat and, together, they’ve enjoyed world-class, award-winning adventures on the sea.


20th
Dec
2012

William Mathews Brooks brought his European climbing experience

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William Mathews Brooks brought his European climbing experience to the American guiding core.


13th
Dec
2012

Matt Brooks used to work for a guiding company called Adventures in High Places

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Matt Brooks used to work for a guiding company called Adventures in High Places. He was a certified mountain guide and spent his spare time coming up with solutions to common backcountry problems.


6th
Dec
2012

William Mathews Brooks started his company

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William Mathews Brooks started his company, Brooks-Range, in his garage before eventually moving to headquarters in Fremont, California.


29th
Nov
2012

Matt Brooks is a California native of San Leandro

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Matt Brooks is a California native of San Leandro and spent much of his time sailing in San Francisco Bay.


22nd
Nov
2012

Brooks-Range only entered the professional market in 2007

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Did you know that Brooks-Range only entered the professional market in 2007?


15th
Nov
2012

Matt Brooks Believes Failure Is Not An Option

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Experience and passion have put Matt Brooks of San Francisco at the top of the game in his endeavors. From his lengthy sailing resume that includes three World Championships and the restoration of two old yachts, to his successful mountaineering company and AMGA award and finally his world record setting aviation history, William Mathews Brooks refuses to entertain failure in any form.

Experience Breeds Success

It was Matt Brooks’ experience as a certified mountain guide that led him to invent an emergency rescue sled and an innovative new set of ski guide cards, which in turn became the prompt for him to start his own company. When his ski guide cards created demand among his fellow guides and skiers, Brooks’ began selling them and then finally started his own company in 1995. The company, called Brooks-Range, sells high quality mountaineering equipment that has been extensively tested by experienced mountaineers. It was also Matt Brooks’ vast 50 years of experience in sailing that led him to buy and restore the yachts Dorade and Lucie. He quickly went on to win three championships in the latter yacht.

Staying Connected

William Mathews Brooks believes in staying connected to the communities he supports. He supports several organizations and charities and holds membership at three yacht clubs. His long-standing membership and support of the AMGA was part of why he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. His membership and his important contributions to the sport of mountaineering are what put Matt Brooks ahead of the competition. Additionally, Brooks served as the Chairman of the Girls, Inc.

Additional Resources:

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Listed on Corp Tower.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Article on Market Index.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Information on Data Incs.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Article on Incrace.com

Matt Brooks San Francisco :: Listed on The Info Company.com