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About.

Matt’s extensive background covers 20 years of experience in photography, graphic, web, and multimedia design, advertising, search engine optimization and social media marketing for a wide array of businesses, large and small.

Matt’s foray into the world of marketing began in 1998 as a web design hobbyist. It was his lifelong love of traditional art and music, combined with a passion for creative problem solving that inspired him to master HTML/CSS through self-study.

This led him from print shops to publishing, where he would sharpen his creative communication skillset as the production manager of VIVE – a 128-page glossy publication dedicated to the Sophisticated Florida Woman.

Matt would go on to play a critical role in multiple Treasure Coast businesses, before relocating to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina – where he continued freelancing, played a critical role in the development on a boutique wedding and portrait photography studio, and helped spearhead the internet marketing efforts of NC’s fifth largest creative firm – Rivers Agency.

Matt’s journey has continued over the years, allowing him to evolve with one of the most vibrant, exciting fields in computer technology – sharpening his skills as a computer animator, digital video editor, and online marketing consultant. His passion for all things marketing and his personable, straight-forward consulting methods have made him an undeniable asset to the field of digital marketing.

In his spare time, you’ll likely find Matt with his children, as well as teaching donation-based yoga/meditation classes whenever possible, and performing regularly as an acoustic singer/songwriter.

Work

Work.

RECENT PROJECTS.

Experience

Experience.

October 2014 – Current | Marketing Coordinator – TentLogix – Stuart, FL

Coordinating all marketing efforts – including the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of company websites, producing photography/virtual tours/multimedia of event portfolio, print design, advertising strategy, web traffic analytics and implementation/maintenance of online marketing campaigns.

August 2011 – October 2014 | Web Developer/Strategist – Rivers Agency – Chapel Hill, NC

Responsibilities included development of robust CMS-driven websites (HTML/CSS/PHP/Javascript), advertising strategy, web traffic analytics and implementation/maintenance of online marketing campaigns.

April 2009 – August 2011 | Freelance Graphic & Web Design – Raleigh, NC

August 2007 – April 2009 | Art Director – Independent Living Technologies, Inc. – Garner, NC
Managed all aspects of advertising, print, web and multimedia design for an online storefront of over 2000 products.

May 2006 – January 2007 | Art Director – BLD International, Inc. – Garner, NC

Duties included managing all aspects of branding, print, web and multimedia design for 32 international companies – ranging from an ATM distributor, an executive jet consortium dealer and a laboratory supply, service and calibration company.

September 2003 – January 2005 | Network Administrator – Premier Party Rentals – Stuart, FL

Duties included the implementation and administration of a terminal server/intranet and providing ongoing technical support to 13 users with various levels of computer proficiency, while designing national print ads and the company website.

September 2001 – February 2003 – Production Manager – VIVE Magazine – West Palm Beach, FL

Responsibilities included collecting and designing local and national ads, working closely with pre-press on all aspects of image integrity, pagination and press scheduling, organizing the work flow of multiple graphic designers and keeping the sales staff updated with all promotional materials.

January 2001 – September 2001 – Assistant Manager – AAA Digital Imaging – Atlanta, GA

Duties included hi-resolution scanning/image manipulation, color correcting and graphic design. Managed project work flow from initial scanning and duplication through printing, mounting and shipping.

June 2016 – Current | Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) – Stuart, FL

Matt graduated from Kula Yoga Shala’s Yoga Teacher Training program in June of 2016, fully-immersed in the study of yoga philosophy, asana practice, pranayama, meditation, and mantra. His goal as a yoga teacher is to meet each and every student where they are, and to offer insight into the healing practice of yoga. Matt teaches yoga by donation, and is available to teach group and private classes.

Yoga.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Matt graduated from Kula Yoga Shala’s RYT-200 program in June of 2016, fully-immersed in the study of yoga philosophy, asana practice, pranayama, meditation, and mantra.

His goal as a yoga teacher is to meet each and every student where they are, and to offer insight into the healing practice of yoga.

It was a beautiful October day in South Florida, and I dropped in to an evening Vinyasa class at Kula Yoga Shala. I had practiced yoga before as part of one of those popular 90-day workout DVDs, and I absolutely hated it! I thought “Why don’t they just call this what it is – a thousand push-ups?!”

I had no idea that my life was changing as I followed along with the practice. I was having lots of fun, and was proud of myself for being able to keep up fairly well.  The sun was setting, and the whole sky was on fire. It was immediately after the class that I knew something had actually shifted inside me.

My practice continued, attending weekly asana classes and immersing himself in the local yoga community, and I would eventually begin exploring other schools in order to experience different styles and teachers, eventually realizing that the decision to become a yoga teacher had been made for me. It was no longer a matter of “if” – but “when”.

After experiencing the immense physical and emotional healing that yoga offered, I knew that teaching others this life-changing practice was the next step in my own personal evolution, and I truly look forward to seeing you on your mat.

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