Matt is a lifelong learner; he is passionate about sharing his love for learning and understanding with everybody who is around him. This works well with his hands-on, discovery and problem solving based classroom. He received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry and then continued as a researchers for about 10 years, devising ways to measure trace chemicals in the environment and on/in the human body. As a researcher, he was involved in several science outreach programs, and eventually transitioned to being a classroom teacher. He teaches all science and math classes at the county’s alternative high school for at risk youth, a position he wouldn’t trade for anything! When Matt is not learning or teaching, he can be found on his bicycle, skis or taking on whitewater. Matt and his doctorate chemist/science teacher wife have three children.