Matt was born and raised in the suburbs of a mid-sized southern Ontario city. He studied math at the University of Waterloo, turned for a few years to social work and community development, then came back to computers to make websites for various non-profits.

He has lived in Quebec since 2004, when he fell in love with an old friend whom he followed to Montreal. They have lived a happy, dorky life together ever since, and were joined in 2014 by their daughter.

When not at the computer, he can often be found playing the saxophone badly or sometimes singing loudly. He wishes he had more time to read, make music, and listen to his friends make music. While he has his share of bad habits, his most serious vice is the occasional Cadbury creme egg.