Member Spotlight: Matthew Ralston, Low Tide Five

Member Spotlight: Matthew Ralston, Low Tide Five

Nov 1, 2022

Workhorse is about community, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t spotlight the people who make every day flow with ease for our members. Matthew Ralston is one of those people. 

Not only is he a kind and friendly face who doesn’t quite fit at the front desk, but he also has a long career history he may not have told you about—until now. We’ll let Matthew and his MBA he probably also didn’t mention take it from here. 

Can you tell us a bit about your work? What do you do, and what do you love about it?

I’ve been in digital marketing, mainly social media, for 15+ years at Fortune 500 companies, newspapers, nonprofits, and start-ups. I’ve recently branched out and started my own company: Low Tide Five. It’s partly named after growing up skimboarding Edmonds’s beaches at low tides.  It’s a creative content house focused on providing digital marketing, content, video, and social media for small companies, most recently in the pickleball scene.  It allows for freedom and flexibility while raising three kids.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What are your interests and hobbies? What’s a fun fact?

I’m born and raised in Edmonds but spent some time elsewhere—Hawaii, Europe, China, California, and Europe again—before settling down back in Edmonds with my wife and three sons. I like being creative and making things: photography, painting, music, and digital media. I’m a big fan of surf/beach and hip hop/rap cultures, and love getting out to the Washington coast. 

What drew you to Workhorse? What’s your favorite thing about it? What problems does it help you solve?

Workhorse helps me focus, connects me with like-minded people, and helps improve my productivity.  The location and community are great!  The owners, Larry and Lew, have a great vision for the company. I also like supporting companies in Edmonds.  
Give Low Tide Five some love on Instagram if you’re on the socials, and connect with Matthew on LinkedIn to snoop his whole career history (it’s impressive). And, if you see him around the space, make sure to stop and say hey.