CFII Matt Shropshire was born in Seoul, South Korea and has lived in the Philippines, Kuwait, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. After high school he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee and obtained his B.S. in Psychology. After graduating, he worked for Mondelez International as a sales representative for two years, then for The Florida Center for Reading Research as a student research coordinator. During his time working in research, he decided to pursue his lifelong interest in aviation by working towards his private pilot license while working full time. Once he obtained his PPL, he knew that aviation was the career path he wanted to pursue. He earned the remainder of his certifications and ratings at Epic Flight Academy.