Mathew was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. He first experienced the mountains at age 16 on a family vacation to Whistler. He was instantly hooked and so began his journey to become a snowboard guide and live and work in the mountains. Mathew coached freestyle snowboarding for many seasons in Ontario and went to school for business marketing.
He spent some time in Banff and is now living in Whistler teaching snowboarding by winter and guiding for Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures by summer. Mathew enjoys guiding hiking adventures, glacier tours, Via Ferrata climbs.
CASI (Canadian Assoc. of Snowboard Instructors) Level 2 and Level 1 freestyle
CSF (Canadian Snowboard Federation) basic coach
Wilderness First Responder