About Matt


I officially live in Orange County California though these days I seem to spend a good chunk of my time out and about. Previously I was spending my weekdays working as a software engineer in an attempt to pay for my volunteer activities and weekend adventures. 


In 2020 I hiked the entire 2,653+ mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.

I am a volunteer for the Sierra Club Wilderness Travel Course where I've been an instructor in the Orange County section since 2009 and since 2012 the group leader of Kaweah Group.

I also help run the Sierra Club Advanced Mountaineering Program which has been in existence since 2009 and teaches a variety of rock climbing and mountaineering skills.


I'm also a divemaster and enjoy getting under water at almost every opportunity. I'm currently looking into seasonal dive work opportunties.

A number of years ago I worked for two seasons as a volunteer fire lookout on Tahquitz.

When not teaching classes, climbing mountains, or *gasp* working, I can usually be found rock climbing, paddling, caving, or just lying exhausted on the floor of my slightly messy apartment. (At least until I got rid of the apartment in 2020 and moved into a van)