Matt grew up on a small heritage farm in Saint George Ontario, working with his siblings with the livestock and in the family apple orchard. Years later, after moving to Burford Ontario and raising a family of his own, one of the family barns collapsed in the ice storms of 2015. Matt started experimenting with the barn wood, making coat racks and eventually barn board flags for himself and as gifts.
After inquiries from neighbours and some encouragement from his daughters, Matt started M. Jones Creations in November of 2015. He is passionate about reviving old materials in a way that enhances the character, and preserves the history of the wood.