Matt’s real name is Matt, but you can call him Tinz once you get to know him. Matt graduated from Illinois State University (’08), where he trained with the Improv Mafia and dabbled on the fringes of theatre while earning a degree in physics. Upon graduation he taught science for a year at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, IL. Matt graded papers and planned lessons while helping to coach the school’s improv troupe and assistant-directing their theatrical productions. Continuing his working-class Batman lifestyle, he is now the physics lab manager at Oakton Community College by day and writer, producer, and performer with Octavarius by night. Matt is a musical director as well and has played at such places as the iO Theater, Second City, and the Piven Theater. Matt has also written, performed, and produced two musical comedy albums with Keith Habersberger under the name Keith and Tinz. Matt expresses his deep thanks to his friends and family for their support and understanding of a life that is often busy and frequently silly.