Matt received his B.A. in Physical Education-Exercise Science from Loras College in 1997. Matt began his post college career as the Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach at Caramel High School, Mundelein, his alma mater. During that time, Matt received his certification in personal training (NSCA, CPT). Matt also worked as a Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Exercise Studios in Libertyville before being promoted to Head Varsity Soccer Coach at Caramel. Matt led both the girls and boys soccer teams to successful seasons while head soccer coach.
Matt has also worked as a Certified Personal Trainer at Highland Park Hospital Health and Fitness Center in Buffalo Grove, as well as a sales associate in the medical device field.