While employed as a tutor in college, Mat discovered he had a natural ability to help others understand mathematical concepts. Graduating with a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno, Mat moved to Seattle to begin his career with The Boeing Company. At Boeing, Mat worked on military and commercial aircraft programs, focusing on jet engine control systems. During this time, Mat continued tutoring with family, friends, and as a community volunteer. Newly retired, Mat is enjoying the additional time to tutor students in math and algebra at all levels. In his leisure time, Mat enjoys tending to his small chicken flock and exploring the northwest camping in his RV.