Snowflake Mountain’s Matt Tate: Everything We Know

‘Snowflake Mountain’ is a reality series that follows a bunch of 20-something who is sent to a survival camp by their families. The tired parents are exasperated by their children’s antics and apparent inability to do even the most basic tasks and hope their children learn fundamental skills on the show. Enter Matt Tate, Joel Graves, and Cat Bigney, the survivalists who serve as the minders of the young crew and also take up the role of the hosts for the Netflix series. As expected, the show is full of exciting drama while the contestants try to survive the harsh conditions.

The only thing keeping the youngsters in the series is the cash prize of $50,000, which is reduced by $5,000 every time someone quits. In the end, the best performer gets to take home the money. Thanks to the show, the participants and the hosts have caught the public’s eye, and many cannot help but wonder who these people are. In the inaugural season of the show, Matt Tate’s experience and compassion shined through, making many curious about his life. Well, here’s everything we know about the man!

Matt Tate’s Age and Early Life

Matthew “Matt” Tate hails from Rogers, Arkansas. His love for everything related to survival started at a young age since he grew up in a Cherokee community and spent most of his childhood days living on a mountain. The indigenous community still practices survival skills like hunting, fishing, and bushcraft, teaching them to their young ones. For a while, the 43-year-old served in the army as a Combat Engineer in Fallujah, Iraq, and encountered heavy combat.

After his retirement, he went on to work in the Oklahoma Military Department, Employment Security Commission, and the Executive Branch of the United States Government. Between 2011 and 2015, Matt got his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Administration and Management through Kaplan, an Education Administration Program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His overall experience in the army and further work with the government gave him the skills required to shape his life and become a better instructor.

Matt Tate’s Profession

Since July 2014, Matt has been the President and Owner of Integrated Survival Systems LLC, a company based in Rogers, Arkansas, which provides basic and advanced training for rural and urban environments. They teach how to combine primitive skills with modern tactics and tools to maximize the chance of survival. Apart from the teaching program, the company has a retail sales branch that sells different survival gear. Though most sales are based over the internet, they do have a shop in Lowell, Arkansas.

Matt Tate and Joel Graves

In Jan 2018, Matt and Joel Graves co-founded the American Survival Company, based in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Maine. As a Wilderness Survival Instructor, Matt uses his wilderness and tactical experience to provide civilian, military, and organizational training. He also works as the Lead Instructor at Salvo Security Group. Furthermore, Matt has garnered several certifications to better cement his credibility. As of writing, Matt is an NRA (National Rifle Association)-Certified Pistol Instructor, NRA Range Safety Officer, and NRA Firearms Instructor.

Not just that, the Arkansas resident holds a patent for a mission adaptable holster currently used by Tier One operators and has designed a knife with Dozier knives specific to survival training. Thanks to his knowledge, Matt has been consulted by various television survival shows. Apart from working behind the camera with TLC, Disney, and Discovery Channel, he took part in Discovery Channel’s ‘Bushcraft Build-Off,’ before appearing as a host and instructor on ‘Snowflake Mountain’ along with his friend and co-worker, Joel.

Is Matt Tate Dating Anyone?

Matt has kept his relationship status away from the public domain and has not shared whether he is in a relationship. However, he seems to be thriving in his professional life, and his work with Netflix will surely boost his popularity and lead to further traffic for his business. Moreover, likely, the show may further open doors for the survival expert in the entertainment industry.

The fact that Matt was able to combine his love for survival skills and his fondness for teaching makes him happy beyond belief. His skills are numerous to count, and the man has made sure to impart his knowledge to his students in the best way possible. We wish him all the best in life and hope he has a happy future ahead.

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