Matthew began at LEAP in August of 2000, working as a direct support professional (DSP) at Franklin Heights. Matthew took on several opportunities including: Fall Review project leader, house advocate for a supported individual, basic sign language instructor for new hires, and medication coordinator. Matthew's drive for responsibility led to the advancement of his career, first accepting the position of team leader at Franklin Heights and A & P, and assisting with duties at the Davis Road program. Matthew added the roles of Mandt Instructor (a philosophy assisting staff to manage consumer's stress through positive supports) and Instructor of first aid and CPR. Matthew continued growing in his career at LEAP and he accepted his current position of administrator in July of 2008. He currently oversees operations of FARE house in Turner and an individual in a community support program in Farmington. Matthew continues his higher education through online classes at the University of Phoenix while balancing time with his family. Matthew lives in Wilton with his wife, Kimberly, daughter, Evangeline, and son Quinn.