Matt was born in raised in Maryland where he attended college for his BSBA. After graduating he moved into a van with his then-girlfriend-now-wife and headed west on a road trip. Stumbling into South Lake Tahoe on a perfect, cloudless 75 degree day in early June of 2001 he fell in love with the views, outdoor lifestyle, and weather that Tahoe offered and decided to stay. He went back to school in the evenings in 2005 and earned an MBA from UNR.
He went to work for an independent paint company and eventually partnered into that business, but walked away during the downturn to pursue with more vigor the side business he’d started developing. He is currently full time CEO of Tahoe Blue Vodka and lives in South Lake Tahoe with his wife and 3 daughters.