Raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Matt currently lives in Grand Forks. He appreciates living close to the US/Canada border because his fiancé currently lives in nearby Winnipeg. An avid golfer, Matt played D1 at the University of North Dakota from 2008 – 2011; these days he continues to play regularly and is considered a scratch golfer. Matt’s other hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, playing video games, and attending rock concerts—“I have been to more than 40 rock concerts. I will attend anything within 200 miles of me,” explains Matt.
In 2012, while still in school, Matt completed two internships with Dress Riskey & Vallager Ltd. (DRV). He subsequently joined the firm full time upon graduating. In 2015, he joined Brady Martz via its merger with DRV, and he has been with the firm ever since. Today, Matt serves as a senior manager in the Brady Martz Tax Department. He works with both individuals and businesses, including doing a lot of tax work for clients in the restaurant and bar industry. Additionally, he is experienced in working with international tax issues. Matt is the go-to person in the office for assisting with and implementing new tax technology programs and efficiencies.
Matt’s work ethic is based on a phrase that his father often repeated to him when he was growing up: “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” He is a dependable team player who seeks to be responsive to his clients and complete jobs both accurately and in a timely fashion. Matt chose to pursue a career in accounting because he has always loved numbers, statistics, and being precise and accurate. He attributes his success in the field to hard work, dedication, and enjoyment of those with whom he works.
Designations & Certifications
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – North Dakota
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- North Dakota CPA Society (NDCPAS)
- University of North Dakota
- Bachelor of Accountancy (2013)