Presently, Matthew is a Database Analyst for University of Utah Health in the Department of Surgery Research working with the Population Data Core. This group is tasked with expediting entirety of the research process. Matthew's role involves building databases, creating ETL processes to import data, automating tasks, and working with statisticians & researchers to determine requirements for data pulls used for research. He is an avid user of Python both for work and for personal projects.
Previously, Matthew was a "Strategic Analyst" specializing in Business Intelligence and Reporting at WVU Medicine where he assisted administrators in the decision making process concerning institutional changes as well as population health initiatives. This involved daily use of tools such as Tableau and Python. Additionally, he was responsible for creating VBA applications to assist nurses in importing data into Epic.
Prior to this, Matthew was a Database Administrator at West Virginia University, first as an intern and later as a full-time employee while he was finishing his second undergraduate simultaneously. He was primarily responsible for maintaining and upgrading Oracle machines running on Linux and AIX VMs as well as automating routine tasks.
In May of 2016, he received a BA in Business Administration - Management Information Systems from WVU. In 2012, he received a BM in Music Education (Trombone), also from WVU. He also studied trombone, euphonium, and jazz performance at the masters level at Shenandoah University in 2013.
Matthew is also an active freelance low brass performer & educator in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. He can regularly be heard playing tenor & bass trombone as well as euphonium in commercial, jazz, and classical settings. He has recently performed with the Utah Wind Symphony, the Valley Jazz Orchestra, the Nightstar Jazz Orchestra, and others!
When he was in Morgantown, he regularly performed with the High Street Jazz Band, an organization which he co-founded in 2010 with the intention of performing Traditional Jazz, a very uniquely American musical idiom, to younger students who may have never been exposed to the music before. He can be heard as a trombonist and vocalist on several of their albums, including High Street: UNDERCOVER!, Mountain State Ramblin', High Street Parade, and When The Morning Comes.