Raised in the mountains of Central PA, Matt graduated from Penn State with a BA in Psychology. He has been a Treatment Supervisor for sex-offenders, done research and consulting, crisis counseling, project management, and has operated his own construction company for several years. Currently, he is the Outreach Pastor for a church in Frederick, MD and also is the President of a non-profit in that community.
In 2004, he met and soon married Stephanie, who works full time raising their two young daughters. As the Event Coordinator for Convoy of Hope in both Hagerstown and Frederick, he has used his passion of networking to create massive impact on the poor and working poor in those communities. This joint effort of networking community resources with individuals using their unique abilities to meet the every-day-needs of their neighbors will be his focus for La Mano of Hope.