Matt Schaaf was a volunteer CRAB Skipper for several years before joining the CRAB Board of Directors in 2018. Matt officially resigned from the Board in May, 2022 to take on the role of Director of Operations.
He was formally the Executive Vice President at ds+f, A Full-Service Branding Agency. For over twenty years Matt helped build and grow the business to serve a diverse mix of local, national, international and Fortune 500 clients. ds+f was an integral partner with these clients for Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Digital Media and Event Promotion. ds+f gained Inc. 500 status as well as winning numerous industry design awards for their work. As EVP Matt worked directly with clients as well as handling the financials and operations of the business. Before ds+f Matt spent seven years in restaurant management after attending Shepherd University in West Virginia for Hotel & Restaurant Management.
A 20+ year resident of Annapolis, an avid alpine skier and ex-instructor, motorcyclist, power boater and sailor. Matt bought his first sailboat at age 14 after learning to sail at summer camp and has actively sailed boats up to thirty feet.
Besides sailing with CRAB as much as he can, Matt has enjoyed helping run the Recovering Warrior Regattas, as well as other CRAB events.