Matthew join the department in 2015. He and his family live in Moses Lake. He was born in California and moved to Oregon at a young age. He graduated from Chemeketa Community College and received his paramedicine degree. He was a volunteer with Grant County Fire District #5 shortly after moving to Washington State. He is married with a daughter and a son. On his days off, he enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, fishing during the summer, playing in the snow during the winter, and watching sci-fi movies.