Originally from Bloomingdale, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago, Matt began his career as a caddie at Medinah Country Club in the 8th grade. At that point, Matt knew the golf and hospitality industry was going to be his career path. Matt was able to work as an Assistant Professional before graduating high school and went on to attend Ferris State University. Matt entered the Professional Golf Management Program and also studied courses in Restaurant and Food Industry Management. The mix of marketing, food and beverage, PGA course work, and internships guided Matt on a path to learn all facets of a Club operation. Matt was able to hone his skills on multiple internships in Florida and Illinois before graduating with a degree in Marketing. He was very fortunate to work under the tutelage of many General Manager’s that gave him an opportunity to manage golf, food & beverage, and golf course maintenance departments. Over the years, Matt has worked at numerous Clubs located in Geneva, IL; Boynton Beach, FL; Cincinnati, OH; Ubly, MI; Athens, GA; and Grand Rapids, MI. These experiences have given him a solid foundation of the Club industry and what each department delivers on a daily basis.
Matt joined the Knollwood team in April 2014 as Director of Instruction before he was quickly promoted to Head Professional in August 2014. He accepted the General Manager position in October 2016.
Matt has been married to his wife Lauren since May 10, 2014. They have a daughter, Evelyn who was born on May 7, 2016. Matt and his family enjoy spending time outdoors, catching live music when time permits, and visiting friends in Chicago and Grand Rapids.