Matthew spent 30 years with Mantua-Shalersville Fire Disctrict, as a paramedic, fire inspector, fire instructor and arson investigator, now retired. The last 15 years was spent as fire chief. He is still active with the Mantua-Shalersville Firefighters Association and Union Local #4429.

He lived in Mantua 54 years. Currently married, with wife Lorrie, 2 children, BreAnna and Cammie. He enjoys spending time with his family, going to his kids sporting events and vacationing. Hobbies include, fishing, boating, gardening/landscaping and golfing.