Matthew graduated from STMC in 1989, and had two brothers that also attended STMC. He has three boys, Alex (Class of 2014), Niklas (Class of 2016) and Tate (Class of 2020). He graduated from BCIT in Finance and also attended UBC. Having grown up in Burnaby, Matt recently moved back to New Westminster, after 10 years in White Rock. He owned and operated a plastics plant in Surrey for 10 years, with 300 employees, one of the largest manufacturers in Surrey. The business was sold to a New York private equity in 2009 but he still maintains an equity share. Matt currently is a private investor and owns shares in several ventures, as well as sitting on the Board of Fraser Academy in Vancouver. Matt was also the president of South Fraser Warriors Lacrosse Association.