A Bangor-area native, Matt is a principal at the marketing and advertising firm The Galleon Agency.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served for seven years as a public relations specialist. His final assignment was as Public Affairs Officer at USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) in Boston, Mass., the Navy’s 200-plus-year-old-sailing-warship and national symbol. In this role, he logged countless hours successfully pitching media and has appeared as a spokesperson on major television networks. During this time he was also a regular contributor to the acclaimed online pop culture magazine PopMatters.
Following his honorable discharge, Matt was the CMO of a communications agency in Bangor, Maine, and the communications specialist for Emera Maine(formerly Bangor Hydro).
In addition to his role at Launchpad, he is the chairman of the Bangor SCORE chapter. He graduated from the Department of Defense’s accredited journalism school, DINFOS, with honors, and is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maine with a BA in Business Marketing.