Matt Gould was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He has lived in a variety of places such as Toronto, Vancouver, New York, France, The Caribbean, cruise ships in Alaska, and Bermuda. He currently resides in Red Deer, Alberta. Matt Gould has been extremely active in the arts. His mediums of expression include painting, singing, acting, writing, directing and design. He is a member of the Alberta Craft Council, CARFAC, the Allied Arts Council of Red Deer, and Theatre Alberta. Gould is also playwright and director of two theatre companies that work with youth and adults with developmental disabilities and he has been the illustrator of various books.