Born in Chicago Heights, but grew up in Crete, Park Forest, and Steger, Matt is currently a 15+ year resident of Steger, IL. Matt is married to Donna and has one daughter, Lizzie. He is currently employed as a Solutions Architect for a major telecommunications firm in Chicago. Matt is also the founder of Cabin 7 Promotions which specializes in event management, coordination, and promotion, and also includes talent management and bookings.
Matt is a member of several organizations, in addition to his role as Motorcycle Rally Coordinator and Volunteer at various running events for the AshleyCan Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Some of these roles are, Usher at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Crete, Treasurer for the Park Forest Historical Society, Docent at the 1950s Park Forest House Museum, Secretary for the Steger Fire & Police Board of Commissioners, Talent Coordinator for the Steger Days of Music, Notary Public in Illinois, Member of the Kankakee River Running Club. He has also served on the Dixie Highways Community Committee and the Friends of the Steger-South Chicago Heights Library. He has been a Lead Coordinator for Steger’s Driving the Dixie, Steger Oktoberfest, and Steger Days Craft Fair in the past.
In his spare time, Matt participates in several 5Ks each year, some say he is addicted to it, and is now focusing on Trail Running and longer distances. Over the past two decades he has also been a pit crew member and spotter for several Chicagoland local stock car teams.
Matt is a strong believer that “[People] can do all things through Christ, who gives them strength” – Philippians 4:13.