Rowing Veteran - Team Row4Hope
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021
Position: Chief Information Security Officer at Riscpoint
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Rowing experience: Rowing at the Jacksonville Rowing Club in Florida
Endurance experience: Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021 Finisher, Double Spartan Trifecta
Best sporting moment: Any moment which felt like I am done, and I am ready to quit, but I kept on pushing through it.
Worst moment: When I had to look at my kid’s face and tell them that her mom and I go separate ways. My biggest defeat and personal failure.
Biggest fear for the row: Be as prepared as you can be, but you can't really fully prepare for mother nature
Reason for the row: In Time like these, standing up for each other while not expecting anything in return has become a rare treat. Changing the world, making an impact while pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, what is better than that.
Most missed item at sea will be: Family and Friends.
Who is Mat:
There is clearly something wrong with him .....
Mat heard that sentence all his life when he went on to do his quests and challenges: From Wingwalking to learning how to fly a Cessna 172 to the ultimate challenge, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021, where they raised money for Make-a-Wish Central and Northern Florida.
His adventurous spirit and his relentless desire to make things happen against all odds are key drivers for him.
Mat, a Swiss-born dual citizen (US/Swiss), was raised in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland. He is proud of his three incredible children from his first marriage and is raising an intelligent ten-year-old with his wife, Morgan.
Morgan was the one that finally managed to have him put down roots, a pretty tricky feat if you ask her. They settled in the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida.