Matt was born and raised in Vancouver BC and lives in Kitsilano, enjoying all the amazing places to swim, bike and run train here on the west coast. He has always been running with a spirit for life and people unmatched by most. He has crossed the Ironman Canada finish line seven times. At last count he’s run close to 300 marathons while running across Canada and around the perimeter of America on a tour called Run for One Planet. (http://www.runforoneplanet.org/). He has enjoyed 25 years in Film and TV, playing everything from; Raphael in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Jackie Chan’s deputy in Shanghai Knights. As well as voicing cartoon characters like; “Ed” in Ed Edd & Eddy to “Tender Heart” on Care Bears. He’s also the voice behind hundreds of radio commercials from Granville Island Brewing to Whole Foods Market.
Matt’s passion for running, triathlon and all things racing led him to the announcer’s seat (though he seldom uses it) after being asked to call racers to the top of Rickter Pass at IMC, by friends and fellow team mates; Legend Steve King, Jordan Back, Tony Davies and Mick Maguire. That magic first announcing experience struck a cord inside his heart and his vocal cords and quickly led him back the following year to announce atop both Rickter Pass and Skaha Lake. Since then it has opened up many fun Race Announcing experiences for; The TC10K in Victoria, The Oak Bay ½ Marathon & Kids Krazy K, Capital of Texas Triathlon (Expo, Kids K & Awards Ceremony), the Grand Fondo Penticton (Kids Event & MC for Athlete Baquet). Completing 2011’s summer race schedule he’ll be assisting at Ultraman Canada and back atop Rickter Pass and Skaha Lake with team BEST at IMC in late August. The fall schedule has Matt announcing the Bear Mountain 10K and assisting Steve King once again at Ultraman Hawaii.
Matt’s familiarity in cartoons with kids and big kids alike (the adults) hearing him on the radio has him specializing calling; Kidz Events, MC for Athlete Expos’ and Award Ceremonies respectively.
Here’s a sample from a few races:
For information to have Matt announce your event, please call him at 778-838-7417 or email Matt@runforoneplanet.org.
For information to work with Team BEST please email: http://www.backingevents.com/