Matt is a writer, musician, and AMS Montessori-certified educator with a passion for empowering youth voices through artistic expression. Matt has worked in a variety of educational and administrative roles at schools and art centers in DC, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. He holds an M.Ed from Xavier University and BAs in English and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also studied Jazz Performance with the late Geri Allen. Matt is also a regularly performing drummer and is highly invested in the DC-area performing arts scene.
Matt loves to cook, bike, and listen to the latest in hip-hop, jazz, punk, and folk. Matt is particularly passionate about performing arts as a venue for storytelling, improvisation, and activism, and is proud to advocate for YPT’s programs in his role as Development Manager.