Matthew Braden
Lead Sales Associate
608-620-4177

Where do you call home? Our little family just moved to Madison from the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. We came to Madison to be closer to family and currently live on the SE side of Madison. We love Madison and being close to everything. There is so much to do in this city!

What do you do when you're not working? I'm probably at the zoo or the farmers market with my little dude, Atlas Pine, and my beautiful wife, Tatiana Katrina. Either that or I'm at home playing Star Wars Legos and making tacos. Cooking is huge in our family and we're always making something special. We love to ferment things. Whether it's beer, cider, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, or hot sauce, we ferment it all. We love to transform our food and give it away to our friends, family, and neighbors!

What do you love about your job? Where do you start? My job is something truly special. I get to hang out in an office full of amazing people and help people with one of the biggest events of their lives. I'm responsible for helping people start their moving process and their relationship with Dan Chin Homes. I get to talk to a ton of people every day and get to be that random energy boost for anyone who needs it! It feels so good to get up in the morning knowing that I get to be such a huge part of so many lives. I have never been more excited to go to work and feel truly blessed to be a part of what Dan and Meg have created here.

What's your favorite TV show? There are way too many! Family is, hands down, the most important thing in my life. Being able to spend time with Atlas and Tatiana at night is something I really cherish. We love to binge entire seasons of shows, critique them, and move onto the next most interesting one. One show that has always been there for us is The Office. We have fallen to sleep every night to The Office for the last 8 years and don't plan to change that any time soon. 9,986,000 minutes - that's like watching Die Hard 80,000 times.

Favorite movie? Same intro as the last question. But if I had to pick one - Perks of Being a Wallflower. Such a powerful film. Tatiana and I use it to recalibrate ourselves whenever we need to get more in touch with our emotions and to re-realize the beautiful parts of life, friends, and family. Life can be so fragile and it's important to remember that we're all in this together.

Favorite food? Anything spicy!!!!! And tacos. And a cheeseburger on a pretzel bun! Oh, and egg rolls - always homemade. I would say calamari is up there too. And Friday fish - but that's a given. Homemade pizza, sushi, stir-fry. Freshly juiced beets and carrots. CHIPS AND SALSA!! Oh boy, there's a lot of foods that I love and I could never pick a favorite. Tatiana makes fun of me because I meal prep a dish that we call "slop", basically just quinoa and green lentils with a bunch of herbs, I like that a lot too, especially with some homemade sriracha!

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