Meet Our Team: Matthew Stibbs

While we hate to brag, but we thought it was unfair of us to keep this to ourselves. We have some of the most interesting and amazing people working at The Century. Each one of them has a wonderful story and unique personality. Since they are so special to us, we would love to share them with you in our Meet Our Team posts.

We’d like to present to you Matthew Stibbs. Matt began his journey with Pillar Properties a year ago at The Nolo, one of two buildings at Stadium Place  located in Pioneer Square. Since then, Matt moved to help us open The Century, where his expertise has helped make The Century a success.  Matt is a quick-witted, funny and kind guy who is always ready to lend a hand. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what we asked him and his response:Matt 5

Question: if you could fly anywhere, where would you go and why?

His answer: It depends.

Matt is not your typical kind of guy. He likes to analyze things and make an informed decision—in this case, answer. So he told us he was missing a huge variable: the speed at which he can fly, because that would determine where his first stop would be. So he broke it down for us.

If he could fly at the speed of:

  • A Bird (60 mph) – He would fly to the top of Mount Rainier.  His reasoning: since this speed provides limitations in regards to distance, he wanted to go to an awesome place close by. Mount Rainer is the highest mountain in the state of Washington and is also an active volcano—which to him screams awesome.  He shared that he’s always wanted to reach the top, but has heard the unfortunate stories of people who attempted to, but never made it.

    Mount Rainier. Source:
  • A Plane (550-600mph) – With this speed, Matt’s first thought was to fly to Hawaii because he has never been, but he had some concerns. With the flight time being 5.5 hours, he could risk getting bored and falling asleep.  So, he decided he’d much rather stay local and fly north along the coast— up and around Whistler/Blackcomb and enjoy great scenery.

    Whistler, B.C.  Source:
    Whistler, B.C.
  • Light (670,616,629mph!!) – What he called, the “ultimate speed limit”, opened up the Milky Way as an option. He said he’d love to go straight up and fly around all the extraordinary creations the universe has to offer; from black holes to planets, stars and nebulas. He would spend all his free time up there and would explore all the planets, which flying at the speed of light would only take between two-to-four light minutes depending on which planet he chose.

    The Milky Way Source:
    The Milky Way

Matt’s answer definitely inspired us to dream big, how about you? We would love to hear where YOU would like to go if you could fly. Please share in the comments below. And let us know if there are any questions you’d like to ask them!