Born and Raised in Tucson, Arizona. Matt received a scholarship to play at San Diego State University. He graduated with a teaching credential and taught for 8 years. He went on to play for the LA Galaxy and San Diego Sockers. Using both his education and soccer background he helped found Catalyst Soccer Training and Education, helping players and trainers with soccer specific skill and athleticism training. Matt holds a Youth Exercise Specialist Certification and Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification. Matt has been the Strength and Conditioning coach for teams at the recreational, competitive and professional levels, including San Diego Flash, North County Battalion, and the San Diego Sockers.