Matt Shalvatis

Web Developer, Artist, and Photographer in Ukraine

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An American who's now a long-term resident of Kiev, Ukraine. A Jack-Of-All-Trades and a Master-Of-More-Trades than I'm likely to ever admit or even recognize.

Where I've Lived: New Jersey (several places), Columbia SC, Augusta GA, Killeen TX, Kimpo South Korea, Ukraine.

Where I've visited: 38 US states; 6 Canadian provinces; and locations like Boston, Cape Cod, Cape Hatteras, Florida Keys, Venice Beach CA, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, Miami, FL, Denver CO, Santa Fe NM, Los Angeles CA, Dallas and Austin and El Paso TX, Adirondack Park, NY; Chincoteague NWA, VA; Grand Canyon NP, AZ; Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; Montreal Quebec, Halifax Nova Scotia, Loreto, Baja California Mexico, Belize City Belize, Antalya and Kemer Turkey; Sharm El Sheikh Egypt; Seoul, Taegu, Pusan, South Korea; Kiev, Dnipropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog, Kherson, Odessa, Ukraine.

Adventures: Sailed the Florida Keys, Canoed the Rio Grande and Rock Climbing, Texas; Kayaked the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico; Canoed the South Nahanni River, Northwest Territories, Canada; Canoeing, Snorkeling and Jungle Exploration, Belize; Snorkeling, Red Sea, Egypt; Myra and Phaselis Turkey (Roman Ruins); Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea; Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Pripyat, Ukraine.

Things I Do or Have Done: Master Photoshopper, Web Development, Social Media, Macintosh Automation, Programming, (mainframe and web), Cultural Immersion, Photography and Post-Processing, Public Speaking, Finance, DJ, Organizer and Director of Kiev International Volleyball. Plus many other things that were a whole lot less interesting. Observer of all things political and economic, and sad to report that neither will be improving any time soon.

Photo Credits: Kiev Pechersk Lavra - by Matt Shalvatis

  • Work
    • Photoshop
  • Education
    • Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ USA