Matthew grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound, majoring in Business Leadership and minoring in Economics. He attended the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and graduated in May 2013. While in law school, Matthew worked as a judicial law clerk for a retired Third District Court Judge, interned as a law clerk for the Governor’s Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, and practiced under the third year practice rule as an intern with Salt Lake Legal Defender Association. He also participated in various legal clinics and was part of several student legal organizations. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys activities with his wife and friends such as mountain biking, fly fishing, snow sports, and backpacking.