About Matt


Fisherman, forester, firefighter, landscaper.

Matt Gunn grew up in Portsmouth, NH, and has at one point or another participated in many of the industries that define coastal New England. Son of a commercial fisherman, Matt first worked as an offshore gill netter. In those days it meant week long trips into the great and beautiful Gulf of Maine, year round, regardless of weather. Long overdue regulation put an end to that career choice in 1995.

A degree in forestry with a heavy bend towards horticulture lead to a rich and rewarding 17 years in high end residential landscape design and construction. Matt was the lead designer and construction manager on many large and diverse projects throughout New England.

So why the focus on things that aren't landscape construction? Because its all the external things that set M Gunn Design apart. With an industry unparalleled breadth of experience, deep immersion in our natural world, coupled with a mighty powerful education, Matt has a unique vision.

Following a brief hiatus in the guise of a commercial diver and longshoreman, Matt has returned to his true passion; create landscapes that merge your dream home seamlessly into our rugged New England landscape.

Years of experience assures your job will be built to the highest of standards. Excellent communication skills and an uncanny ability to listen ensure you understand the process and will receive a project completed beyond your expectations.

In his spare time, Matt participates in a variety of community endeavors. 

York Village Fire/ York Water Rescue

Firefighter and member of the Water Rescue Team, York Village, York, Maine

Art of Recovery

As a ‘community artist’ Matt paints with a client of Seacoast Mental Health Center. There is an annual auction featuring some of their work to raise money for SMHC’s many programs.

Chris Connors Fund / Safer Water, Safer Kids

M Gunn Design is a proud sponsor of the Chris Connors fund and the associated Safer Water, Safer Kids event in York, Maine.