Matti Bradley was raised in Los Angeles and Belgrade Lakes. She has a BA in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. She operated Mid-Maine Sailboards before joining Marriott Hotels based out of Washington, DC and Boston. She then joined her husband, Chris, in New York City. There, she worked for Morgan Stanley and Shearson Asset Management. In 1987, Matti and Chris opted out of the New York lifestyle and moved to Maine permanently. She joined Chris in running their company, Cuddledown, while raising their family. Eventually, she became The Piano Lady, tuning and repairing pianos, in the greater Portland area before her retirement. She and Chris now live in Belgrade Lakes. She has served on the boards of Bush Equities, Inc, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Portland, the Camp Runoia Alumnae Organization, including 5 years as its president, and the 7 Lakes Alliance.