Twenty-eight years a Christian, Matt resides in Portland, OR where he grew up. He is a mechanic and passionate about the outdoors, climbing, writing, world travel, and reading a lot of books. He has been involved in men’s ministry for over 15 years mentoring youth, teaching, and leading men’s groups. His academic studies include International Affairs, European Politics, studying language and culture in Germany and Switzerland, and studying Islam and Arabic in the Middle East. He has done graduate work at a seminary as well. Born in America, by the age of 37 he had authored several books, volunteered in ministries and non-profits around the world, learned to converse in seven languages, lived in Africa, Europe, the South Pacific, and the Middle East and traveled to nearly 40 countries. After all is said and done he really only has one piece of advice for men:

“Just buy some tools.”

Read his personal story, The Long Road to Manhood.