Matt has been guiding with Ascend for 3 years. He studied Outdoor Education at Georgia College & State University and has worked several jobs in the outdoor industry: a paddling guide, at camps, and a rock gym. He has Wilderness First Responder certification with NOLS and Single Pitch Instructor certification with the AMGA.
Matt remembers two things always being a part of his life: God and playing outside. Outside he has noticed the immensity of God's handiwork and intricate details with which he designed, like in Psalm 8. Outside, he also experienced vulnerability and fears that brought him back to the Lord. His goal in guiding is that people learn something about God they haven't known before.
Matt’s favorite pieces of gear are his Nalgene (he is exceptionally well hydrated) and wet wipes (cleanliness is next to godliness).