Matt Wright began his journey at Ascend Recovery as a patient. His experience was life changing, and it inspired him to change careers from finance to recovery. He began working as front line staff at Ascend while he finished school, subsequently graduating from the Master of Social Work Program at the University of Utah. He has worked as a therapist at Ascend ever since.

Matt has also worked in the recovery community as a mentor, activist, and advocate. He has helped to start a number of recovery related resources including a sober living, a local nonprofit, and a support group for students at the University of Utah. Matt enjoys meditation and worked as a research assistant in a lab testing its benefits for recovery. He has also worked at a clinic specializing in OCD treatment. He likes playing and writing music, and spending time with his wife and two children.