About

Matt Hendricks
Matt Hendricks

I am an entrepreneur who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Computers have been part of my life since I was two years old. Reading is a favorite activity, and I am constantly learning new things. I tend to be a perfectionist and try to be the best at whatever I do.

In 2010 I opened The Sharpening Guy LLC and began sharpening knives and tools professionally. I currently specialize in Japanese knives, non-Japanese knives, and straight razors. Then, in 2012, I started Hendricks Web Development. When I began developing websites a few years before this, I quickly stopped using WYSIWYG editors in favor of writing all the code by hand in text editors. This gave me a lot more control and allowed me to build better and more standards compliant websites.

I have been studying dog psychology and working with dogs (both in packs and individually) since 2007. In 2014 I opened Follow The Leader Dog Training and Rehabilitation LLC. This will give West Michigan a balanced dog training solution that gets results in the real world.

I also enjoy photography and am proficient in using Adobe Photoshop. I studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography as well as graduating from the New York Institute of Photography’s Complete Course in Professional Photography. I have also completed workshops with Todd and Brad Reed and Gerlach Nature Photography.

In my spare time I volunteer at church and am a board member for the Grand Rapids Camera Club. I enjoy spending time with my family and pets as well as playing fingerstyle guitar and volleyball.