VP of Marketing and Sales
Matt grew up with the Hyde Company. As a child he would fall asleep in the bow of the boat, some fisher he was. Matt started rowing at 11 years old on the Salmon River while fishing for Steelhead with his father and brothers. Then he branched out to the Beaverhead and the South Fork of the Snake rivers. He is now able to navigate many of the different rivers in the area. Matt is infamous for his role in the “How to row a drift boat” movie where he flips the boat down the rapids. Matt has explained many times that it was indeed an accident.
Matt studied Computer Science and Business at UVU in Utah. While attending he met his future wife Missy. He then decided that fishing was more exciting than computers so they moved back to Idaho Falls to work at Hyde Drift Boats. He started as the fly shop manager and has worked his way to boat sales. Matt continues the family tradition of fishing with his six daughters. Some of them can now even out fish him. His girls really enjoy fishing the rivers with their Dad. Matt has said that even if his last name wasn’t Hyde, he would still work for Hyde Drift Boats. The main reason is that he can go fishing with his family in safety, comfort, and style in his very own Hyde Drift Boat.