Declan is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He moved to Virginia at a young age, and grew up in the legendary Shenandoah Valley. From a large family of mostly boys, competition led him early on the path toward achievement and success. Influenced by an entrepreneurial father and self-made businessman, he learned the value of professional freedom and self-direction. He attended a rigorous boarding school where the bonds of camaraderie and the discipline of organized sport instilled in him the drive to set high personal standards and the focus to pursue arduous goals. As founder of Matrimon, Declan is passionate about sharing his vision of success with others, and guiding them on their own paths to prosperity.