Matthew grew up in Minnesota and South Dakota. Following high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he worked as an Intelligence Analyst focused on logistics operations. He was stationed primarily in Camp Pendleton, CA and deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Matthew earned a B.A. in Financial Economics from Columbia University’s School of General Studies. He currently works in the financial services industry in New York and spends his free time snowboarding, biking, and exploring the city.