Before he began presenting Keynote Presentations on Patient Experience, Matt was speaking to crowds and entertaining audiences for 20 years. Initially, Matt pursued a career in acting in Los Angeles and was fortunate to book several commercials, TV spots, and Film. He worked in commercials for Hyundai, The Grammy's, Fox NFL Sports, and he even booked a Superbowl Ad for Pizza Hut. He has been featured on TV shows on Comedy Central, NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC. Matt worked on several movies, and was also hired as a writer, voiceover artist, and jingle writer for several commercials. You can currently hear Matt everyday on SiriusXM Radio's "Laugh USA", and he has original music played on stations around the world.
While living in LA, Matt unintentionally fell into doing standup comedy and music in clubs, speaking to college students, and motivating corporate crowds, and was able to make a steady living at it. Although he enjoyed working in TV, Music, Radio, and Film, Matt soon realized how much of a bigger impact comedy can have the way it breaks down the walls that typically keep people from receiving a positive message.
He also found that music engages audiences in a major way. While comedy opens up the door to receive, music prompts people and allows them to be moved, inspired, and retain what is to come. Both music and comedy require a relationship; a giver and a receiver. This relates to our work and our lives exponentially.
Matt is a gifted singer, impressionist, comic, and musician. Over the years Matt has spoken to thousands of young people about the importance of staying drug-free, bully prevention, and building self-esteem. He loves speaking to corporations about how to keep spirits and morale high, realizing their value and potential, and how to deal with criticism and rejection. Name a venue or group, and has probably Matt has done it and left a lasting impression. Matt's comedy is a mix of song parodies, musical impressions, and audience participation. He has performed parodies of Justin Bieber to Elvis Presley, from Snoop Dogg to Garth Brooks, and everything in between.
Matt's comedy drives his presentation, and best of all, it is 100% clean and appropriate for any group. His goal is to make sure that the entire audience has fun, laughs, and leaves with a positive, encouraging message. Matt is also gifted at customizing his material specifically towards all types of corporations: health care, agriculture, software, sales/advertising, engineering, manufacturing, automotive, and more.
Matt is originally from Tabor City, North Carolina. He has a Degree in Communications: Broadcasting with a Minor in Theater Arts & Speech from East Carolina University. After graduation, Matt lived in Los Angeles for 13 years, and recently moved to Detroit to be near his wife's family.