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

For the past 54 years he has lived in Mantua, Ohio. He is currently married to wife Lorrie and has 2 children, BreAnna and Cammie. He enjoys spending time with his family, going to his kids sporting events and vacationing. His hobbies include, fishing, boating, gardening/landscaping and golfing.