Born and raised outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Matt has always enjoyed outdoor recreation. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, and has a B.S. in Environmental Science. Matt grew up paddling, hiking, and camping on the lakes and rivers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. Before joining the AKT team, Matt was living and working in Great Smoky Mountain National Park as an environmental educator, and building tree houses in his off-time. And this Spring he and a group of friends paddled down the Grand Canyon (to the great envy of those of us stuck in the office)! Matt enjoys teaching canoeing and kayaking, climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding and playing music.