Matt attended the Savannah College of Art and Design. While in college
he apprenticed in a furniture shop. In this shop Matt was able to
refine his skills at the bench, while repairing antiques and bringing
to life the Master Cabinetmakers own designs. In 1991 he received a
Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation.
In the fall of 1991 Matt returned home to Latrobe to open his own
woodshop where he now builds Windsor Chairs, 18th century furnishings,
and custom built-ins. He also demonstrates 18th century building
techniques and chair making at numerous historic sites and craft shows.
Matt was born and raised in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He had a strong interest in woodworking at a young age. His dad bought him his first saw when he was twelve years old, which he still uses. Matt took every woodshop class that was offered in High School.