Matt grew up in Auckland New Zealand where he played soccer for the U16 and U20 New Zealand national teams until departing to university in the United State where he played for top Liberal Arts program Macalester College on a soccer scholarship. Matt was recognized as league MVP his senior year, was an All-American, and later inducted into the Macalester College Hall of Fame. After college he played for the Minnesota Thunder, Minnesota State team, and the Atlanta Magic indoor and outdoor teams. Matt spent several summer coaching for/with Gary Ireland and his family at their World Soccer camps and is well known personally to the coaching staff.
Today, Matt resides in Washington DC with his family and is a Managing Director in the Consulting group of the global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.