Mat was born and raised on the Eastside of Detroit eventually making his way to the suburbs. He’s lived all over southeastern Michigan from St. Clair Shores to Ann Arbor and everywhere in between making him a geographical expert within the team. Mat attended college at Oakland University and studied biology and ecology ultimately switching to a career in digital advertising. Mat’s past professional career involved marketing and digital advertising for automotive brands such as FCA and VW. In his spare time, Mat likes to backpack all over the country and camp as much as possible. His favorite camp spot is in the U.P. at Pictured Rocks campground and his favorite hiking experience was Death Valley CA. Mat is an avid Red Wings fan and tries to attend as many games as possible.