Colorguard Caption Head
Born into a drum corps and color guard family, Mathew began his career in the pageantry arts activity at the early age of 13, enjoying 9 summers of performance in the drum corps activity as a mellophone in the Spirit of Atlanta (2000), in the color guard at the Madison Scouts (2005), and as a mellophone at the Phantom Regiment (2001-2004, 2006-2008), where he won the Drum Corps International World Championship in 2008. At the same time, Mat was also active in the winter guard activity as a performing member of Juxtaposition Winterguard (2001-2011), where he was a key leader in the organization and played an integral role in building the guard into a WGI Independent World Class Finalist.
As an educator, Mathew has been active teaching in visual (marching) and color guard for close to 15 years. From 2009-2016, he played several key roles at the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps as a color guard instructor, visual instructor, and visual caption head. In addition to drum corps, Mat worked for 2 years at the five-time Kentucky State Marching Band Champion Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington KY) as their marching instructor, and for 5 years at the 8 time BOA Grand National finalist Kennesaw Mountain High School where he taught movement and directed the visual marching program. While at Kennesaw Mountain, the band won the 2012 and 2014 Class AAA National Championships. He also worked an instructor and designer for the Kennesaw Mountain winter color guard programs. In his time working with the Winter guards, they were consistent medalists in the Southern Association for Performing Arts, consistent WGI Regional Finalists and were the bronze medal in Scholastic Open class at the WGI Championships in 2013.
Since Relocating to Texas in 2016, Mathew has worked as the Director and Designer for the Klein Collins High School Colorguard and Winter Guard programs and is currently the Director of Colorguard at Magnolia West High School in Magnolia, Texas. He is also a key staff member in the development and growth of SPIRIT Independent winterguard from The University of Houston, in Houston Texas.
Mathew attended The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio where he studied photography. He currently resides in Spring, Texas where he is a freelance visual designer, choreographer, coordinator and instructor for marching bands and winter color guards across the United States. Outside of the pageantry art, Mathew enjoys spending his free time with his wife Amy, and their daughter Kennedy, as well as their 2 dogs and cat.