Born in Texas and raised in Georgia, Matthew received his Bachelor’s in American History at Kennesaw State University. Upon graduation, he worked as a full-time substitute teacher and freelance percussion instructor, ultimately attending the US Navy’s Officer Candidate School in 2015, commissioning as a Surface Warfare Officer.
Matthew’s active-duty tours include serving as the Electronic Materials Officer on USS Monterey (CG 61) and Training and Readiness Officer on USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). He deployed twice to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and participated in various joint-NATO operations throughout a High-North patrol.
Upon transitioning to the Navy Reserves in 2020, Matthew was accepted into Emory University’s full-time MBA program where he has just recently completed his first year. He enjoys running in his free time, will be interning with IBM in the summer, and is looking forward to supporting transitioning veterans who require assistance translating their military experience in admission essays, resumes, etc.