Matt Tarro


Matt (32) and Forest, his Diabetic Alert Dog, have made the west coast home over the last 5 years. Growing up in the smallest state of Rhode Island, community involvement has been rooted in Matt’s core fibers. Comedy and art have been a way to communicate with others so outreach and advocacy for Type 1 only came once he started to get a handle on his personal diabetes care. He’s used his home in Santa Monica, California as a base while traveling and exploring the Western United States after leaving a 10-year advertising career. As a passionate artist, photographer and videographer he’s searching for a life that possesses a healthier work-life balance. Preferably one surrounded by a lot of tall trees, snow and plenty of mountain bike paths. Stoked on becoming a Snowboard Coach for Riding on Insulin – catch him on a mountain!