Matt Z. has known Brooke and Matt since basic training and they all quickly became best friends. Matt Z. is also godfather to the Brooke and Matt’s oldest son. Originally from Wayzata, Minnesota, Matt Z. graduated from the United States Air Force Academy having studied operations research. He also recently obtained his M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in June 2005. Matt Z. credits athletic abilities, determination and persistence as Team Air Force’s strengths and cites one of his goals for the show as being in it until the end!