A father in-laws passion for pipes and Matt's need for a hobby piqued his interest to try his hand at the craft. Residing in a small town in the State of Missouri, Matt lives a humble life with his wife and two kids. Pipe making has become his professional hobby. After years of intense research, practice, and collaborating with peers, Matt only gets a few hours in to practice the art, but each moment in the workshop is used to hone in on his magnificent organic shapes. He obsesses over the precise construction, the flowing lines of the form, and the meticulous finish. Although influenced by many of the Danish Artisans, Matt has developed a form of his own based upon modern American Aesthetics. He has worked with many of the great American Pipe Makers throughout the years and continues to collaborate with the community.