Matt has been sailing his whole life and gained most of his early experience racing dinghies in the Junior Sailing Association of Long Island Sound. Lucky to have been born into a family of sailors, he is now a USCG licensed captain. He has been a US Sailing-certified level III coach for nearly 20 years and is a seasoned cruiser throughout the Pacific Northwest, East Coast and Virgin Islands. Matt has lived in Portland since 2006 and has proudly been a part of the Willamette Sailing Club community as a Lead Coach/Waterfront Director since 2013. He is also a professional musician and music teacher with a master’s degree in humanities.