Matt Nooney-Nunes: River Guide and Manager

March 8th, 2006 Malina

Nunes.jpgAfter graduating from Vasser at the tender age of 14, Nunes became the youngest ivy-leaguer in over fifty years. He made an excellent living on Wall Street, retiring at a mere 25. His life then took an unexpected turn: he had it all—money, fast cars, women. But there was a void, an emptiness. As Matt says, “it was passion, man—passion that I was missing.” So he joined the WWF, performing regularly in fabulous costumes until a groin injury forced him to take off his face paint, furry tail, and cape. He recovered in a spa by a river and heard about AO from the cleaning staff.

Even though that’s a total crock, Matt is still one of our favorite guides, beloved by guests and guides alike. AO hearts Nooney even without the cape.

3 Responses to “Matt Nooney-Nunes: River Guide and Manager”

  1. zaphod Says:

    Um…Hi, hi Matt
    The jar of dragons has been opened.
    Take the spear from the birdhouse
    ka kaw, ka kaw
    Over, through the wheel, HA!
    Pineapple
    pineapple
    end of feathered feet
    Ya you know what I’m talkin about.

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    […] the good friend that he is, Matt Nunes saw my dissappointment in my un-used tent on Friday night, and so on Saturday night moved his […]

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