This is Matt’s eighth year at MOTW. He was born and raised in New Zealand. Matt studied Electronics at Auckland Institute of Technology and entered the field as a service technician. Matt’s interest in Music led him to complete a diploma in audio engineering at SAE Institute New Zealand. Matt ended up traveling and took a job on a cruise line for four years where he met a beautiful Canadian whom he is now married to. After immigrating to Canada, Matt studied at Georgian College to gain his certificate as a Marine Engine Mechanic. He was awarded the Percy Alfred Pegahmagabow Memorial Award. He is currently a Level 3 Apprentice and is just waiting to write his final exam to become a licensed Marine Technician. Matt is Mercury Outboard and Mercruiser Engine Certified and is continuing his Mercury University Education each year.