Twenty-eight years a Christian, Matt resides in Portland, OR where he grew up. He is a mechanic, a guide, an entrepreneur, builder, cross-cultural expert, and writer depending on the day. Passionate about the outdoors, climbing, writing, world travel, and reading a lot of books, he has been involved in ministry to men for over 15 years mentoring youth, teaching, and leading men’s groups volunteering at Portland Rescue Mission, the Harbor, Native American youth camp in Central Oregon, the Port City woodshop for developmentally disabled adults, and even on the street corners of the infamous 82nd Avenue listening to stories from people from all walks of life. His academic studies include International Politics, Conflict Resolution, Intercultural Studies, and European History. He’s also formally studied German in Germany, and Islam and Palestinian Arabic in Jerusalem. He went on to study in Seminary until his bank broke. Education’s not cheap. 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 six other languages, lived in Africa, Europe, the South Pacific, and the Middle East and traveled to nearly 40 countries.

Read his personal story, The Long Road to Manhood.