At Southern Cross Service Dogs, our mission of providing exceptional service dogs to individuals with disabilities is made possible by the dedication and support of our incredible volunteers. By joining our pack, you have the opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of service members and contribute to their increased independence and well-being.

Beyond his professional roles, Matthew’s true passion lies in creating and nurturing teams that make a positive impact. At Southern Cross Service Dogs, he has built a team dedicated to helping veterans regain independence and a sense of companionship through service dogs. He invites you to join in on this incredible journey and be part of the Southern Cross Service Dogs family.



His early career started at IBM Global Services, where he spent 13 years as a Lotus Notes Architect, honing his skills in team leadership and project management. Following IBM, Matthew moved to MetLife in 2007, taking on the role of Application Development Manager. For nearly seven years, he was instrumental in leading development projects and fostering a strong team culture.

In 2021, Matthew transitioned to the non-profit sector to realize a dream he didn’t even know he had – leading a team at Southern Cross Service Dogs. Today, he spearheads a dedicated team that trains and provides service dogs to veterans, transforming lives and making a difference in the community. Matthew’s leadership style, passion for service, and commitment to our mission embody the spirit of Southern Cross Service Dogs.