Matthew served four years in the Marine Corps serving two deployments to Afghanistan and Jordan. Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Matthew graduated from Western Carolina University in 2016 where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, Matthew attended Charleston School of Law graduating in 2020.
Matthew was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina but thoroughly enjoys the mountain life. In his free time Matthew enjoys fishing, hunting, and scuba diving.