Matt is a Tennessee boy. A native Memphian, Matt grew up playing sports, fishing, and riding bicycles. As a kid, he would spend autumn weekends at UT football games in Knoxville, and summers traveling to Chattanooga to visit family. Matt received a BA in English from The University of the South in 2005 where he was President of the Sewanee Mens Rugby Football Club.
From 2005-2009, Matt traveled the world. He taught English in Costa Rica and China, and was a consultant for program development in the Philippines and Singapore. In 2010, he moved back to Memphis and began working for the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, where he led community outreach and educational program development for one of the largest urban parks in the nation. He moved to Nashville in 2013 to work as Assistant Director of Philanthropy with The Nature Conservancy, where he worked until he accepted the position of Executive Director for Bike Walk Tennessee in 2015.
Matt rides a Kona touring bicycle and believes Tennessee is the best place on earth to ride a bicycle. He enjoys camping, paddling, bowling, and grilling out with friends. He has penned various publications ranging from op-eds on the economic benefits of bicycle-friendly communities to academic articles on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure's relationship to social sustainability.
Matt's role with Bike Walk Tennessee is to oversee all aspects of the organization's work and ensure success in close collaboration with the Board of Directors. He is responsible for all communications, fundraising, and management duties for Bike Walk Tennessee.