Matthew began at LEAP in August of 2000, looking for a “temporary” job. He started working as a direct support professional (DSP) at Franklin Heights. After adding several additional tasks to his job description, he began to love this career path. He furthered his responsibilities and advanced to position of Team Leader at Franklin Heights and A&P, while assisting with duties at the Davis Road program.
Matthew added roles of Mandt Instructor (a philosophy assisting staff to manage consumer's stress through positive supports) and Instructor/Trainer of first aid and CPR. Matthew continued growing his career at LEAP and he accepted the position of Program Administrator in July of 2008. Matthew has led many teams as Administrator including Woodman Hill, Upper Street, FARE House, Industry Road Development, as well as people providing supports in private settings. He currently oversees operations of Franklin Heights in Farmington and Weld Road Development in Wilton.
While maintaining his administrative role for LEAP, Matthew attended the University of Phoenix, taking online courses, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration in 2010.
Matthew resides in Wilton with his wife, Kimberly, whom he met while working a shift as DSP. Additional family includes daughter, Evangeline, and son, Quinn, and pets Awesome Sauce (feline), Malachai (corn snake), and Odin (Olde English bulldog). He can be found hunting in the local forests, fishing, disc golfing, kayaking, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Matthew is also a two-time champion in the Wilton Blueberry Festival cornhole competition.