an image Matt grew up along the East Coast as a military brat. He attended Texas A&M, where he played on, revitalized and accredited the ice hockey program (his other sports love).

After school, he married April Burks and went on to serve as an Air Force officer. Matt now owns and operates Pronto Delivery, Courier & Logistics, based in Arlington, Texas.

He has been competing in triathlons for four years, ranging from Sprints to, most recently, the Galveston 70.3. He will compete in Sprint and Olympic distances in 2012. His children, Colette (7), Ethan (5),and Charles (2 months) enjoy outswimming him whenever they hit the pool!