Matt grew up in Southern California skateboarding by day and racing BMX by night. Most mornings he spent at the beach surfing or bodyboarding before school, always with an eye on the weather in case he needed to skip out early to hit the coast. After high school Matt worked his way through the University of California Irvine as a rock climbing instructor and while he was finishing his degree in psychology and social behavior with a minor in film worked technical rope and cave search and rescue for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.
After college Matt’s attentions shifted heavily to Rock Climbing, skydiving and B.A.S.E jumping. Matt instructed freestyle and all mountain snowboarding for Vail Corp. and still instructs skydiving from time to time at Perris Valley Skydiving Center. In the more recent years he’s jumped from one extreme community to the next as a commercial stuntman pursuing his ultimate goal of collaborating with other like minded extreme athletes to create projects that can only be characterized as “mind grenades” . But what is past is prologue and therefore he’s always ready for the next adventure or the next stunt job.
Number one song played on your ipod? At Last – Etta James
What’s in your fridge right now? A lot of carrots
Favorite Movie? Casablanca
If you could invite anyone to be your dinner guest, dead or alive, who would it be? Edmund Hillary, Kant, Dave Shappelle
If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you would do? Buy another lottery ticket
What would you name the autobiography of your life? Bounceproof
What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever received? Worst would have to be that Banana Hammock I ended up wearing for Halloween
Do you have a spirit animal? Uhh…Nah, I’m not on the best terms with the Indian Nation
What is your first memory of being really psyched? Going to my Grandmothers house for Thanksgiving. She was the sweetest most caring person I’m likely to meet.
What would you want for your last meal? Sushi and an oatmeal crème pie.
Where’s Waldo? In my garage, and he don’t look to good