Growing up in Texas, Matiss taught himself to juggle at the age of 13, then immediately began teaching anyone with the slightest interest in learning. Five years later, a local pizza restaurant invited Matiss to perform, launching his stage career. Matiss performed across the USA, including in Iowa, Illinois, Washington DC, New York, and Maine. Recently transplanted to London, England, he is excited to explore juggling in the UK.
Matiss also likes dinosaurs, cephalopods, comics, and GIS. He has even studied three of these at the college level.