Hi, I'm Matty

Sci-fi Author & Engineer in Renewable Energy and Security

I'm currently a data/software engineer working in renewable energy solutions and grid services at Sunrun.

I have over a decade of professional experience in big data, security, web, and distributed systems. Prior to my current position, I worked with a talented and creative development team at Ping Identity, followed by Optiv Security.

Before getting into engineering, I had a brief, but rewarding career in journalism. I worked as a multimedia producer at the now defunct Rocky Mountain News where I produced Final Edition, an Emmy award-winning documentary chronicling the demise of the paper.

I have an MS from Johns Hopkins University and a BS from Metropolitan State University.

In addition to writing and engineering, I'm a vegan enby(they/them) nerd who is in love with this world and will forever be doing all I can to make it a better place.

And I may be known to occasionally play in a punk band here or there.

I have a soldering iron and a chaotic desire to void warranties.

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Matty was always extremely professional and studious, frequently brought new and innovative ideas to the table, and was reliable on even the most daunting of projects.
— Michael Wilson, Artificial Intelligence Researcher
With the perfect blend of curiosity and irreverence, they raised the right questions that I wish I would have thought of. My takeaway: Bring in Matty early on any project.
— Ben George, Digital Marketing & Creative Director
They would take the response given to them, apply it a level above the originally intended issue they were trying to solve, and thus became an expert very quickly at what once was foreign.
— Teddy Yueh, Senior Software Engineer
Matty is one of the most approachable and easy to work with people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
— Ryan Ramage, Developer
In addition to being a brilliant engineer, Matty is awesome to work with and someone I would definitely want on my team.
— Adam Lundeen, Marketing Technologist
They're never shy of carrying other less obvious, but very important roles, along with being the technical lead.
— Avi Khatri, Reactive Systems & Fast Data Consultant
Matty was a great colleague and team player in a high-impact work environment where immediacy and accuracy are a top priority.
— Jaime Aguilar, Media Specialist
Within a year, they designed a more efficient system which saved the newspaper and its parent company thousands of dollars...
— Mike Noe, Product Management Consultant
Most of all, their attitude and patience, and willingness to help anyone are some of their greatest qualities.
— Tice Bain, Technical Recruiter