For as long as I can remember, I've loved making music. In middle school, when it came time to pick an instrument to play, I decided to study the violin. I thought, "It only has four strings. how hard can it be?" Little did I know that I had decided to play one of the most difficult instruments in the world.
A few years later, I decided to pick up guitar, which has been my primary instrument for the last several years. At a young age, I got involved in leading music and churches, and did so all the way through college. For the next few years after graduating from Purdue, I was a full time worship leader also in charge of video production and graphic design.
In addition to guitar, I also play keys, have live sound and recording experience, and play the ukulele. I'm honored to be a part of the Sweetwater team and look forward to serving our customers as I help make musical dreams turn to reality.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1702E-mail Matt
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Purdue University. Boiler up!
I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and grew up living 15 minutes away from Sweetwater. It made it easy to find excuses to come and experience the fantastic Sweetwater experience.
Prior to Sweetwater, I was a full time worship leader, leading from guitar and vocals. In addition, I was responsible for the other creative design aspects such as video and graphic design.
Primarily, I'm a guitar player. While I play electric, I'm more of an acoustic guitar player. In addition, I play keyboard, sing, and play the ukulele.
Taylor 714ce, Vox AC30, Ableton Live, Reason
In addition to music, I'm also in to videography, photography, and graphic design. I know more about fonts and have more installed than any person ever should.
While less of a phrase and more of a philosophy, my motto is to treat everyone like I want to be treated. Every person has an immeasurable worth, and they should be treated as such. I'm lucky to be involved with a company like Sweetwater, who's mission statement lines up perfectly with my philosophy: Always do the right thing.
I love ice cream, and the best is Ruggles Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. While not available everywhere (and sadly not where I live) it's the best ice cream I've ever tasted. A close second is Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia.
My boss would describe me as a hard worker who comes in early, stays late, and gives my all to make sure our customers have a fantastic experience shopping at Sweetwater.
Growing up, I've dreamed of dozens of careers, all centered around creativity. Whether it's been graphic designer, musician, film producer..I've always wanted to be surrounded by creative people doing creative things.
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA
I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
Chrystal from McMinnville, TN
From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
Rick from Gloucester, MA
I am amazed at the level of customer serivce I received for my first order. Great Job! The entire process was smooth and efficient. I also loved the candy touch. What a lovely treat!
Mary Ann from Point Pleasant Boro, NJ