Matt is the guy who is always ready to share a story with you.

With a passion for new experiences, taking the back roads, and seeing everything possible, Matt has been sharing stories with others before he even knew it could be a career. He has spent time exploring 48 states (so far) and all 95 counties of Tennessee, so if you want to hear the story behind that hidden gem of a BBQ joint found off the beaten path, Matt has probably been there.

For Visit Franklin, as the Senior Director of Public Relations, Matt connects the many unique stories in the community with great journalists and storytellers worldwide. In addition to sharing Franklin’s story, Matt also serves on the Executive Board for the PRSA Travel + Tourism section.

Before joining Visit Franklin, Matt was the Assistant Sports Information Director at The University of Tennessee at Martin. He also previously had his own public relations consulting business where he worked with government officials at all levels, non-profits, and small businesses to craft their stories.

When not pitching a story idea to travel writers, you’ll likely find him working as a photographer on the sidelines of college and professional sports events across the Southeast.