There are many careers that can help people but Matt chose healthcare because of the unique setting it offers for relationship building. He is grateful for his extensive training, but feels that without a relationship with his patients, his impact would be drastically reduced.
From the Central Coast of California, Matt holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West (graduating with summa cum laude honors and as class valedictorian). Matt then co-founded Motiva Health, an onsite and employer-sponsored corporate chiropractic company designed to improve access to healthcare and lower costs. He has since exited Motiva Health and is currently exploring the safest, most consistent, and innovative chiropractic techniques to help achieve a higher level of health for all. Recently, Matt worked with the American Chiropractic Association’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability, providing feedback and insight with the group about healthcare policy, clinical guidelines, and options for consumers. Additionally, he is a contributing author on the Foundation For Chiropractic Progress’ white paper titled “Corporate Innovators Integrate Chiropractic Care into Healthcare Clinics.” Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Matt spent years working in multiple healthcare settings including inpatient hospital, outpatient physical therapy, and a chiropractic office, all of which have shaped his views regarding both the benefits and shortcomings in our current healthcare model. The techniques he is trained on or pulls from are: Graston, Torque Release Technique (TRT), Applied Kinesiology (AK), and Webster.
When he’s not working, Matt loves going on hikes with his family and dogs. They love to explore the outdoors, and he is always on the lookout for snakes—not out of fear, but because he loves them! He is always looking for animals to catch and show his daughters, so they can see the beauty in nature and to learn to respect both the animal and their habitat. He also loves reading and trying new organic coffee shops wherever they travel. Fun fact: Groundwork Coffee in Portland, Oregon is his favorite so far!