Matt learned how to write music before he learned how to write his name. His musical experiences lead him from small ensembles to orchestras to rock bands all the way through college, as he toured the country and the world alike. But as much as he enjoyed performing, Matt became fascinated with the behind-the-scenes aspect of making music, and moved to LA with dreams of working on rock albums and writing music professionally.

He teamed up with record producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More) and worked as an engineer on numerous albums, including Michael Franti & Spearhead's All Rebel Rockers and O.A.R.'s All Sides...both of which had RIAA-certified platinum singles. Meanwhile, Matt's composing career progressed quickly, as he began contributing music to various TV shows, movies, and commercials.

Ultimately, push came to shove on the two career paths. While he still enjoys working on albums and writing string arrangements for artists, he is now fully entrenched and very much in love with where his journeys have taken him: creating music for picture.