Matt was raised in a small town in upstate New York. He grew up loving dinosaurs, horses, and space. None of that has changed. He graduated from the Industrial Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. It was there that he fell in love with the cast iron process and deepened his appreciation for ancient materials, story, and myth. Matt has since anchored in Providence, RI and gone on to teach courses at RISD on cast iron, investment casting for bronze, and machining for metal. He has also done work for NASA, the U.S. Military, the film industry, and various companies in their start-up phases. He is constantly learning and always experimenting.