Matt grew up in western NY where he learned to climb while still in high school. Since then Matt spent countless hours on the road perfecting his varied skills which included big wall routes in Zion, alpine climbs on Longs peak and the Grand Teton, as well as glaciated routes on Mt. Ranier. Matt eventually settled in the area where he lives with his wife and son. When he’s not working at Rock and River, Matt coaches the climbing team at a local college and guides for Alpine Ascents International in Washington state (guiding ascents on Denali as well as Aconcaqua).
- NY State Licensed Rock and Ice Guide
- AMGA Rock Instructor
- Avalanche Level II
- Wilderness First Responder