Born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, Matt naturally fell in love with this notion of an outdoors lifestyle. Trekking across mountains, sleeping under stars, and feeding  his soul with his surroundings. Matt graduated from a small mountain high school in Conifer, Colorado and moved to the city of Fort Collins where he received a Bachelor's of the Arts in Ceramics, an endorsement for k-12 Arts Education as well as a Minor in Arts Administration. Currently, he enjoys his time balancing a full time teaching career and his own artistic career. While Matt's time is extremely limited,  he finds it is important to learn from both ambitions and to draw connections between the two in order to bring each endeavor to an elevated status of effeciveness .