Vice President of the Board
Matt has immersed himself into the community since moving to St. Louis, joining several non-profit organizations based in the area. Over the years, Matt has become involved with Dignity Period, Miriam School, and Friends of Kids with Cancer, all of which focus on improving the quality of life for children. These three organizations appealed to him because of his passion for helping young people, especially those facing challenges.
Matt learned about Dignity Period when he and his wife, Amy, attended the introduction meeting in November of 2014. There they met Freweini Mebrahtu, and learned about the work that she does through the Mariam Seba Sanitary Pad Factory. Freweini’s inspiring story and her dedication to improving the lives of young girls in Ethiopia very much resonated with Matt and Amy. They have two young girls themselves, and it was unfathomable to think menstruation is a taboo subject that causes young girls to miss school and many times drop out of school all together. Dignity Period provided an opportunity for Matt and his family to positively impact the lives of young girls and women in Ethiopia.
Matt was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 2005 where he and his family currently live today. Matt earned a degree in Finance from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and subsequently earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS designation and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary. Matt is currently a partner with Mariner Wealth Advisors, and serves on the board for both Miriam School and Dignity Period.
Matt and Amy have three children, Malia, Brayden, and Payton, and spend much of their time keeping up with their kids’ activities. In Matt’s free time he enjoys golf, fishing, and coaching his kids in basketball.