Matt is a native of Cedar Hills, UT. He is the youngest of 5 siblings and the “favorite uncle” of 14 nieces and nephews! He earned his Eagle Scout and Duty to God awards, graduated from Lone Peak High School and seminary, and served a mission in Fresno, California. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation from Utah Valley University and worked over 12 years in the healthcare and fitness industry in personal training, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, physical therapy, wound care, emergency room, and home health and hospice. Matt decided to switch to teaching 4 years ago and has taught in elementary, junior high, and high school. He earned his master’s degree in Teaching, Biology Secondary Science Education from Western Governors University. He loves to exercise, hike, go to the beach, travel, play the piano, and compose and arrange music.