Matt is originally from Wisconsin. After graduating high school, he joined the Marine Corps as an Infantry Rifleman (2010 – 2014). He was stationed in 29 Palms CA and combat deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan. After the Marines, he decided to go to college in Johnson City, TN, and found his passion in finance, with real estate being his favorite financial asset. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with honors magna cum laude, with a degree in finance, real estate concentration. After college, he got a job in North Carolina as a senior financial analyst and now as an underwriter for Sweetwater Capital. He has multiple years of experience in the industry. In his free time, Matt enjoys backpacking with his dog, fishing, and playing the electric guitar.