Born and raised in Cornwall, UK (home of the Pasty, Clotted Cream and the world’s best Fudge), Mat grew up on a small dairy farm on the coast. Farming was never Mat’s thing and as soon as he finished College he ventured off to London to study a BSc in Engineering, Science and Technology at London’s Brunel University.
Following a short spell working in the Telecommunications sector Mat decided to switch from Engineering to study a BA in Photomedia and Design Communications at Plymouth’s College of Art and Design. Having graduated he moved to London where he began working for a Production Company in Soho as a Graphic Designer and later as their Director of Live Events.
In late 2009 Mat moved to Querétaro, Mexico with his wife where they opened an organic kitchen and store which has kept him occupied up until 2017 when he started working for Live Lingua as their Class Coordinator. In this role Mat helps keep both our students and teachers happy by assisting them with any queries they may have and by ensuring our students are connected with the right teachers to meet their individual learning needs.
Nothing inspires Mat more than the opportunity to learn, and in this job Mat has been given the opportunity to take on additional tasks that allow him to grow and progress in areas that he can be creative and apply his design experience.
Having been able to see the inner workings of this truly pioneering online business has really widened Mat’s perspective on what a business can be.
One of Mat’s ancestors, like his great great great grandad was a guard to Queen Victoria in 1840 and assisted in protecting the Queen during the first of seven assassination attempts. Or so his historian Auntie tells him.
Favorite Color: Dukes of Hazard Orange
Favorite Drink: Mojito.
Favorite Movie: Raging Bull (Epic Scorsese - rise and fall of an antihero)
Favorite Sport: Tennis (50% mental battle with yourself, 50% physical battle with the other guy)
All-Time Hero: David Bowie
Mat has 17 years of experience in business and engineering.
He speaks 2 languages & knows some Cornish.
Has to take 4 vacations a year to stay sane.
Needs 5 coffees for optimal performance everyday.