Matt was EMT in Boston, MA for two years where he learned firsthand how hard it can be to diagnose a stroke with just a clinical exam. While attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and afterwards, conducted and published research on the difficulties of pre-hospital providers diagnosing stroke. He was part of the team that conducted the largest US study on identification of large vessel occlusive strokes in the pre-hospital environment. His years of work on this problem led him to create ALPHASTROKE. In order to develop and bring it to market, Matt co-founded Forest Devices with Dan and Steve.