Boat Operations Manager
Instructor: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Certified Manta Naturalist
Bio: Born in Paul Smith’s, NY a small town near Lake Placid, NY known as the winter sports capital of the world. Matt grew up on the snow and in the cold, ski racing at a competitive level, spending 200 + days a year on the snow. Matt took his open water class at the age of 13 while attending boarding school in western Massachusetts.
Matt attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA earning a BA in Studio Art. While at University he took a trip to Hawaii with his girlfriend Chrissy (also part of the Jack’s family) and some friends. Wanting to get their friends to try diving they convinced their friends to sign up for an intro dive with Jack’s. This was Matt’s first introduction to Jack’s and was impressed by their staff.
After graduating he and Chrissy decided to move to the big island and get their instructor certifications with Jack’s. Before joining the Jack’s family Matt worked on a coffee farm up in Holualoa.
Ask me about
- Kona Coffee
Favorite Dive Site
3 room cave
Manta Ray Diver Specialty
What is art? We ought to very simply let it be what the artist says it is. (David Smith)
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