Matt is an avid golfer, and enjoys the outdoors in general. He enjoys mountain biking and plays on many intramural teams, including flag football, basketball, and softball.
Matt began playing golf when he was in 7th grade. He started his junior golf career in 8th grade and joined his school’s high school team as a 9th grader. He played competitively through his first semester of college, where he started to play as a walk-on at Wallace State but chose to go down a different path. Instead of pursuing a collegiate golf career, Matt chose to work with the youth at his church, Gardendale First Baptist Church.
Matt enjoys all of the various aspects of videography and video production, from actual shooting of film to creating narrative outlines. Prior to the inception of the Media Fellow program, Matt worked as an assistant to the UAB Digital Media team. As an assistant, he worked on a wide variety of projects including videos for the nursing school and a transfer video that is shown on UAB’s Transfer Day.
While working on the transfer video, Matt filmed interviews with several people around campus. The narrative of the video focuses on how UAB provides an easy transition from a community college setting -- something that Matt particularly appreciates as a transfer student himself.
Matt is excited about gaining experience as a team member and leader as a Media Fellow. He feels that the team-based environment of UAB Digital Media will provide knowledge and practical work experience that ties in well with his business degree. He wants to further his understanding of video production, while also learning more about graphic design and web development. Matt appreciates the opportunity to work with many different groups across the university that he wouldn’t have been able to meet from within the business school.
Life After UAB
Matt feels that his unique combination of digital media experience and Business Management degree provide him with a variety of different paths and options. Ranging from a career at Southern Company (parent company of Alabama Power) to freelance video work, Matt is excited about the opportunities available to him.