Professional Memberships

American Counseling AssociationNational Career Development AssociationOregon Counseling AssociationOregon Career Development AssociationNational Employment Counseling AssociationInstitute of Career Certification InternationalAssociation of Career Professionals InternationalSociety for Human Resource ManagementPortland Human Resource Management AssociationChi Sigma Iota, International honor society for students, professional counselors, and counselor educators

Professional Summary

Master's level Career Counselor who helps people clarify their career direction and be more successful at work. 

Matt is a master’s level counselor with professional interests in the areas of career counseling, coaching, and personal development. Matt is internationally certified as a Career Management Practitioner (CMP) by the Institute for Career Certification International and has been recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors.Prior to opening his practice, Matt worked for nearly 5 years as a Career Counselor and Client Services Director for a local outplacement firm where he helped hundreds of professionals successfully navigate career and life transitions. Matt has taught career development courses at Clark College, Portland State University, and Portland Community College. In 2008, Matt was elected to the Executive Board of the Oregon Career Development Association and was also appointed to the Board of the Oregon Counseling Association in 2010. Matt holds an MS in Counseling from Portland State University, a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University, and has completed a post-graduate certificate in Human Resource Management.In addition to his counseling experience, Matt owns and operates MRE Media, LLC, a website design and electronic publishing company that specializes in websites for small business and individuals.

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Adjunct Faculty

Clark College

Counsel students, one-on-one and in group counseling settings, to help students deal with personal concerns that impact their academic and career success. 

Taught Career Exploration and Job Search courses to students ranging in age from 17-60 years, increasing students' self-awareness and labor market knowledge, resulting in written career plans and increased certainty of career direction.

Instructor, HDEV 100: Career & Life Planning

Instructor, HDEV 101: Career ExplorationInstructor, HDEV 200: Professional Development

2002 - Present

Owner

MRE Media, LLC

MRE Media provides professional quality electronic publishing solutions with superior customer service at a fraction of the cost of large design firms. Website design Web hosting Domain registration (yourdomain.com) Email set up (email@yourdomain.com) Website maintenance Graphic design

2005 - 2010

Career Counselor/Client Services Director

Pathways/OI Partners, Inc.

Counsel clients one-on-one and in groups on a wide range of career transition topics resulting in increased clarity of career direction, improved confidence, enhanced job search skills, and overall improved ability to self-manage career.

2006 - 2007

Mental Health Counselor Intern

Community Counseling Clinic, Portland State University

Provided individual and couples counseling to a culturally diverse population presenting a broad range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, relationship problems, grief and loss, and career counseling.

2006 - 2007

Career Counselor Intern

Portland State University School of Business Administration

Counseled undergraduate business students on career topics including: selecting a major, developing resumes and cover letters, job search skills, applying to graduate school, networking, interviewing, and negotiating salary.

2002 - 2003

Site Director, Touchet, Prescott, Vista Hermosa, WA

NLA Group

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner

CPP

Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner

CPP

Career Management Practitioner (CMP)

Institute for Career Certification International

National Certified Counselor

National Board for Certified Counselors