Matt has a strong background in grant source research and proposal preparation for all types of grants, including federal, state, local, and foundation grants. He serves as the contracted director of development for the Literacy Council Gulf Coast, the second largest literacy nonprofit in the United States. Matt takes a holistic approach to public sector fundraising, emphasizing strategic planning and public relations efforts.
Since founding VCC in 2010, Matt has assisted a variety of clientele with their grant writing needs, including the Lee County Office of Sustainability for the for the Sustainable Communities Notice of Funding Available from HUD. He spent five years developing and managing public relations efforts for State Representative Gary Aubuchon (Cape Coral) and developed a highly successful Teen Outreach Prevention program in Suncoast Estates for the Children’s Advocacy Center. Matt teaches courses at Edison State College in both Public Policy and Community Relations.
Matt has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including Literacy Volunteers of Lee County, The FGCU Alumni Association and the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida.