About the Author

Matt was born in East Chatham, New York. There he learned the values of family, faith, perseverance and big dreams. Matt enlisted in the Air Force at age seventeen, and served as jet engine mechanic and air traffic controller, before earning his commission in 1987. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and has logged over 120 hours of combat time. After overcoming numerous obstacles and challenges, he accomplished his American Dream and became a pilot for the Thunderbirds!

Since retiring from the Air Force, Matt has worked in the healthcare marketplace as a corporate executive, and as an equity business partner in a strategy and leadership consulting firm, Stovall Grainger Modleski Inc. Matt developed a leadership course called Active Leadership® and has spoken extensively on the subject.

Matt resides in Carmel, IN with his wife Dianne and their two sons, Keaton and Jacob.