Matt was born and raised in Grand Rapids and was fortunate enough to have a family cabin on the banks of Little Manistee River. He began fly fishing the Little Manistee at the age of 8 and later began to explore the nearby Manistee, Pine, and Pere Marquette Rivers.
Matt moved into the Wellston area and began guiding in 2013 in his early 20’s. In Wellston he guides for Trout, Steelhead, Smallmouth and Salmon. In July and August he guides in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado at Frying Pan Anglers.
Matt enjoys sharing the diverse angling options that Michigan has to offer and strives to provide a fun and informative experience to anglers of all skill levels. In his free time he enjoys tying flies, swinging streamers for steelhead, stripping streamers for browns, and chasing bugs and rising fish.
Matt is full of enthusiasm, is quick to laugh and loves being on the water. You’ll enjoy your time spent with him!