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Matt has been teaching for Seattle University’s Fine Arts Department for 10yrs. He was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University; earning his BFA in Music and BA in Psychology, later earning his MFA in Acting from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Matt has been involved in Stage Combat for over 20 years, and has choreographed nationally in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, and Internationally in Novosibirsk, Russia. Regional Theatres include The Seattle Opera, The Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Actors Guild, The Seattle Shakespeare Company, The 5th Avenue Theatre, The Missoula Children’s Theatre, The Village Theatre, Civic Light Opera, and The Willamette Repertory Theatre. Matt has also taught stage combat in many colleges in the area including Seattle Pacific University, UW’s PATP, Cornish School of the Arts, University of Puget Sound, Lynn Benton Community College, Skagit Valley Community College, St. Martins College, and Pacific Lutheran University. Matt is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), and a member of David Boushey’s, United Stuntmen’s Association. Matt is thankful for the support of his family – wife, Beth, who teaches drama at Roosevelt High School, Grace (6), and Henry (4).