As a youth, Matt trained in Shakespearian acting at the Stratford Festival Theatre where he learned first hand the benefits of arts education for young people. He has since completed a BFA in Film Production at Ryerson University and published two spoken word albums. He currently writes the popular webcomic Brain Thought Word Say. Matt regularly hosts the Vancouver Poetry Slam. A finalist at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in 2014 and 2017, he was also a semi-finalist with a last minute “Wild Card” team at the 2014 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. His nerd themed poetry has also been featured on i09. Hailing from Windsor, Ontario, where he founded the Windsor Poetry Slam and continues to facilitate poetry workshops, Matt brings his experience as a foster care worker and documentary film instructor into classrooms, in addition to poetry that ranges from candid honesty to biting satire.