Originally from Bellingham, WA, Matt moved to Oregon to attend Linfield College where he received a bachelor's degree in exercise science while minoring in biology. While at Linfield, Matt worked extensively in the human physiology department as a teaching assistant and performing research. He also pitched for two years on the Linfield baseball team and spent one semester studying abroad in New Zealand. After graduating from Linfield in May 2017, Matt gained certification as an EMT through Portland Community College. In his free time, Matt enjoys traveling, hiking, playing a variety of sports, and checking out Portland's many breweries.