Matthew Whitney (he/his/him) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator, currently serving as Creative Director for Spiritual Directors International (SDI), a non-profit member organization of over 6000 spiritual directors and companions. He also works as a spiritual director and meditation facilitator and is certified by the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute and the Spiritual Paths Foundation. Before joining SDI, he taught studio art and visual culture courses for Northwest University, Seattle Central College, and Seattle Pacific University, and holds an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is an avid backpacker and pedestrian, weaving between the spiritual practice of pilgrimage, and the concept of the French flâneur. He lives with his family in Seattle, Washington, USA, and acknowledges that his daily walks occur on the traditional land of Seattle’s first people – the Duwamish Tribe.