Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Auburn University before commencing his career with the Alabama Department of Transportation and continuing in the private sector. While starting as a civil engineer, his work ethic and experience led to increasing responsibilities and his eventual promotion as the Assistant State Geotechnical Engineer. In this capacity, Matt managed the geotechnical design and construction operations for the entire Department. During his ALDOT tenure, he managed multiple regional construction projects, several with budgets over $100 million.
In 2018 Matt went to work for the Atlanta operation of a regional geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials testing consulting firm, where he served as a project engineer facilitating the geotechnical exploration for a wide variety of transportation, industrial, commercial, and residential projects. Matt joined GeoStabilization in late 2019, where he continues to pursue his passion for helping clients solve challenging geohazard mitigation problems. In his free time, Matt enjoys golf, cooking, spending time with his family, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers.
In the 1970s, a massive rockslide buried Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, VA while it was being constructed. The mountain of debris took months to clear. More recently, VDOT engineers and geologists noticed active movement near the historic slide, and proactively began an emergency rock slope mitigation effort.