Matt has been the Director of TRIO Student Support Services at Inver Hills since March of 2014. Prior to his time at Inver Hills, he was an advisor for TRIO Upward Bound at Dakota County Technical College, advising students at Henry Sibley and South St. Paul high schools as they prepared for college. Matt also previously taught middle school English and Social Studies in Phoenix, Arizona. Matt earned both a bachelor’s in political science and master’s in secondary education from Arizona State University. In addition, he has a Certificate in Multicultural Postsecondary Teaching and Learning from the University of Minnesota.

Matt's favorite thing about TRIO is getting students connected to each other and to other opportunities to learn and explore their dreams such as volunteering, internships, research opportunities, or study abroad experiences. He lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his partner, Anneli, and their son, James. He loves to be outdoors watching a baseball game, hiking, biking, kayaking, running, or gardening. Matt also enjoys reading, especially modern fiction, as well as cooking, traveling, and seeing live music.