Matt J. Simmons is a writer and photographer from British Columbia. He explores the province regularly, often its remote corners, writing about BC's landscapes, both natural and cultural. He also works with organizations on writing, editing, and graphic design projects. He has consulted for a variety of groups including academic, research, commercial, non-profit, and media.
Matt provides editorial and photographic content for magazines and newspapers, primarily as a travel and adventure correspondent. In his travels, he often explores issues of nature conservation and cultural heritage. Matt's style of writing leans towards gonzo journalism with an ethic of professionalism and a sense of audience. He approaches pieces with an open mind and explores his subjects thoroughly. He has proven ability to meet tight deadlines and thrives on challenging work. His love for the craft shows with a sense of excitement evident in every piece. Matt's writing is exuberant and meticulous, a balance between literary and conversational. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and the author of The Outsider’s Guide to Prince Rupert, a regional guidebook and adventure narrative. He has co-authored a children's non-fiction book about the life of Steve Jobs and is the author of Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Line in Baseball. For several years he has been working on a literary non-fiction narrative about adventure and conservation in BC.