Matthew is originally from Memphis. He came to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee and fell in love with the campus and the city. While at UT, Matthew ran track for two years and competed in the decathlon. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media.
Matthew is involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and an ordained elder in the Church of God in Christ denomination. In his free time, he enjoys serving at Children of God Ministries in Mechanicsville and dancing. He spent much of his youth taking dance classes.