Matt grew up in Astoria, Queens and attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School. Upon graduating, Matt began high school at McClancy. In the classroom, he was selected to the National Honor Society. On the baseball field, Matt was named team captain on the JV and Varsity teams in his sophomore and senior years. Matt was a two-time MVP and received All-CHSAA and All-Queens honors. As a senior, he was selected to start in the All-Star Game at Shea Stadium. After receiving a baseball scholarship to Dominican College, Matt opted to attend Suffolk County Community College where in his freshman and sophomore years he was an All-American. He posted a .431 batting average in his freshman year. Matt achieved the seventh highest batting average in the school’s history. Matt was selected to play in two consecutive college all-star games at Yankee Stadium. After graduating from Suffolk College, Matt received a full baseball scholarship to play Division 1 baseball at New York Institute of Technology. In his junior year, Matt won the batting title posting a .341 average. Upon graduating from New York Tech, Matt was offered a free agent tryout with the Houston Astros.
After his playing days, Matt joined the New York City Police Department for four years. After a brief stay, Matt joined the Nassau County Police Department where is currently serving in his 25th year in law enforcement. During his career, Matt has received many Top Cop Awards and recognition from State and Federal agencies. Matt initiated an historical drug operation with the FBI and DEA resulting in numerous arrests nationwide and netted Nassau County over $8 million in asset forfeiture money and property.
Matt is currently an owner in Upfront Security Associates. He serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Committee and is also on the Board of Directors for the Nassau County Police Federal Credit Union. He was recently selected to serve on the Board for National Law Enforcement Associates.
Matt resides in Wantagh, NY with his wife Doreen, daughter Rachel and son Matthew.