Matt joined the Zoo and Aquarium Association in December 2015 after finishing his Bachelor in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (Honours). He completed a summer internship assessing threats of Australasian Species Management Program (ASMP) species.
In March 2016, he joined the office full-time as the ASMP Support Officer reporting to the Conservation Coordination Manager and assisting with annual reports, member engagement and studbook management.
Matt’s passion for wildlife was enhanced when he received a Young Leaders Scholarship from Bendigo Bank and spent time in an animal orphanage in Namibia, Africa working with veterinarians and animal coordinators for the release and rehab of injured animals.
On weekends, Matt is a qualified NSW Representative Cricket Coach who trains a Special Olympic All Abilities Cricket team.