Matt was born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After he graduated high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his time with Third Battalion, Third Marines in Kaneohe, Hawaii. During his enlistment, he spent time aboard the USS Tortuga traveling throughout Southeast Asia, Okinawa, and Japan.
As a Marine, Matt found a strong affinity for nature and being outside, and upon completion of his four years, attended Northland College in Wisconsin and attained a degree in Outdoor Education. After graduating, he worked for Voyageur Outward Bound School and later, worked for The Outdoor Education Group in New South Wales, Australia.
Upon returning from Australia, Matt was looking for more ways to have a meaningful impact in the out of doors, and found wilderness therapy. On his time off, you can find Matt skiing, golfing, or grilling.