Matt started riding at the age of 5 when his dad brought home two Suzuki JR 50s one for Matt and his twin brother Dillan. That little 50cc bike led to countless hours spent behind handle bars ripping laps around the back yard. Before starting high school Matt and his brother took up motocross racing and competed at local motocross events up until 2003 when Matt started road racing. From 2004 to 2009 Matt held a professional racing license and competed with several different teams in the AMA Superbike Series.