Matthew has lived in Vermont since 1998. His early years here were spent celebrating the farmers and makers of the local food community as a Chef. He joined the Craft School from 2011-13 as an inaugural member of the Woodworker in Residence Program.
In 2013, he founded RIVEN, a furniture design studio in the vibrant South End of Burlington, VT. Inspired by the deep history of traditional crafts in New England, he creates work that is warmly minimal and playful, and believes that the best designs are simple in form, honest about their materials and have a clear functional use.
In addition to his work as a designer, he is a musician, forager, climber, skier, and cyclist.
He lives in Burlington, VT with his wife and daughter.