Matt grew up in Vero beach Florida. Fishing has been a huge part of his life and his family's as well. His dad showed him how to fish at 6 years old and it became his passion and obsession. From the shallow waters of the Indian river lagoon venturing into the ocean as he got older. Every chance Matt had, he would go offshore fishing which became his main point of interest. Andrew Flaig and Matt are best friends since middle school and grew up fishing together. When Matt turned 20, he got a captains License with Andrew and began running inshore fishing trips out of Vero tackle shop. Matt is proud to be apart of the Last Mango crew and taking people out on fishing trips.