Matt grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich. He graduated from Anderson University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. He spent the bulk of his working years prior to IPR with AT&T as a retail sales consultant at the Muncie store, then made his first foray into radio as a marketing consultant with WQME 98.7 FM in Anderson in 2011. He joined the IPR staff in January 2013. Apart from his duties with the station Matt is also a Home Study Specialist for Adoption Connections of Muncie, where he serves as an agency liaison to adoptive parents. Matt is married to Amber and they have two children, Eliana and Simon.
Matt loves working for IPR because he is a long-time listener who believes in the importance of public radio and is proud to help preserve it. His favorite shows are Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, This American Life and Talk of the Nation because he loves to laugh, hear a good story and listen in on educated debate and discussion. He also appreciates the journalistic excellence Morning Edition and All Things Considered bring to the airwaves.