Growing up in Essex County as the son of a carpenter, Matthew acquired an appreciation for craftsmanship at a young age. He began setting roots in Newburyport in 2001 preserving historic houses for local homeowners. His early work lead him to a ten-year apprenticeship with a master restoration mason. During this time, Matthew grew a strong network of trusted tradesmen, an intricate knowledge of the housing stock of Essex County, and became a trusted contractor.
His expertise ultimately lead him to becoming a board member of the Newburyport Preservation Trust. During his tenure on the Board, Matthew helped to publish a walking tour of Newburyport, organize a bi-monthly lecture series for local homeowners, and coordinate the annual Preservation Awards. Having seen first-hand the overall benefit that preservation provides, Matthew believes that the sum of a city’s historic character is equal to the sum of its historic structures. Therefore, whether his clients are looking to actually live in an old home or just to live in a community created by them, Matt is passionate about the homes he is listing as well as serving the people he is finding to live in them.