Co-Founder of Adaptive Adventures
Matt Feeney was an avid mountain biker and skier when a cliff diving accident at Lake Powell in 1988 left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 1991, Feeney left the financial industry in Denver and moved to Winter Park to pursue adaptive ski racing and become more involved in outdoor recreation. After training and competing with the Winter Park Disabled Ski Team, Feeney joined forces with Home Health Care giant, Sunrise Medical, as a team member and national spokesperson.
In 1993, Feeney was hired by The National Sports Center for the Disabled to coordinate the Sit-Ski Program, which, under Matt's direction, grew to over 300 volunteers and became responsible for thousands of ski lessons annually. Matt is a two-time U.S. off-road champion and an accomplished handcyclist and ski instructor. Feeney brings his extensive knowledge in adaptive sports and recreation to the Adaptive Adventures team, and enhances the lives of others who face similar challenges.