During his senior year in college, Matt’s life changed forever; he was diagnosed with cancer. It would spread to his brain and when he slipped into an unconscious state, doctors did not think he would live. Against all odds Matt recovered and received a successful bone marrow transplant. Due to brain damage he had to relearn how to walk and has now ran five marathons on five continents. He is also the founder of REAL Leadership Academy and a PhD Candidate in Organizational Leadership.
Through his experiences, Matt fires up, pumps up, and inspires audiences to overcome obstacles and achieve greater victory both personally and professionally. According to Matt, “when it comes to your victory it’s not the outside stuff that matters but the inside stuff that counts.”
The Utah Recreation and Parks Association (URPA) has been serving the recreation and parks movement in the State of Utah since 1951. The mission of the Utah Recreation and Parks Association is to actively support and promote the growth, development and preservation of recreation, leisure, parks, and natural resources in the State of Utah (www.urpa.org).