Mat was born and raised in Federal Way, Washington and moved to Arroyo Grande, California his junior year of high school. He then acquired an EMS degree from Allen Hancock College.
After hiking the well-groomed trails of the central coast, Mat was inspired by the coast live oaks and started practicing the art of Bonsai. This passion led him to gaining work experience in the nursery industry and then landscape maintenance. Now Mat is excited to use this experience to beautify and maintain properties with the Land Conservancy.
In his free time, you can find Mat hiking the Pismo Preserve or in his backyard tinkering with his ever-growing collection of succulents and Bonsai trees.