Matt grew up in the South (Arkansas and North Carolina) and Midwest (Michigan) playing whatever sport was in season. Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Football, and Hockey. He ran track and cross country and played golf while at Wheaton College in Chicago and graduated with a BA in Business and Economics. After a successful climb up the corporate ladder in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Madison/Milwaukee, he gave it all up in search of his passion. He moved to California in 2001 and soon realized he was home.
Matt taught himself to surf and skateboard and then began practicing yoga. He quickly realized yoga improved nearly all aspects of his life, strengthening both his body and mind. Matt has earned over 500 hours of yoga teacher training with Julie Rader through The Mukti School of Yoga. He now enjoys sharing his love for yoga through teaching it to others. Matt teaches both Vinyasa Flow Yoga as well as relaxing/rejuvenating yin yoga. His students will attest to its amazing benefits, and his calming and peaceful energy. His positive energy inspires and encourages his students to become the best they can be.
In addition to teaching yoga, Matt follows his passions for cooking and surfing. He cooks healthy meals for people in the South Bay and teaches kids and vets returning from war how to surf through the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. He also leads Surf, Yoga and Service trips locally and around the world.