Meet Matt Nadler – Victory Heights/Maplehurst

Meet CL Baker Matt Nadler!

This 86-year-old youngster started baking with Community Loaves (CL) on November 1st, 2020. He has donated an impressive 534 loaves to Hopelink Shoreline food bank. These twice-a-month donations range from 16-24 loaves and he thoroughly loves helping feed households in his community! Matt is an exuberant, loaded-with-character baker, and member of the Victory Heights/Maplehurst hub. Hub leader Ona Treciokas loves his enthusiasm and delivery style, he often pulls up to her house in his black Mustang convertible.

Matt and his loving wife live in Northgate. Pre-retirement he had three very different and amazing careers. He worked as a pharmacist/gerontologist, a poison information specialist -a real-life Mr. Yuk- and a yoga instructor with 8 Limbs Yoga Studio.

He loves retirement and gives generously to a number of causes. We love his signature motto, “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” His volunteer gigs include baking bread for Community Loaves, ushering at the Seattle Public Theater and the Moisture Festival as well as volunteering at BloodworksNW. When not volunteering, you might find him teaching dragon boat paddling to new paddlers. He paddles three times a week!

Regarding Community Loaves, Matt credits friend and prolific CL baker Lee Bjorklund, for getting him hooked on this bread-giving mission. Matt says, “It’s one thing to contribute by writing a check. It’s quite another to spend time baking bread, knowing that it will feed a hungry person is exceptionally gratifying.”

We couldn’t agree more! Thank you, Matt, for sharing your time and skills with us – you help us become Breader Together! Join Matt and help bake your community a better place! Visit to learn how you too can Bake With Us!