Matthew was born and raised in Maine and joined the United States Navy as soon as he graduated from high school. He served for 21 years and retired in 2015 as a Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman. His career experiences included many things— from combat battlefield medical treatment to a three year tour at the Pentagon where he was tasked with the creation and management of complex healthcare policy. He is a multi-tour combat veteran. After retiring from active duty he served as the president and CEO of Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce serving 1,300 member businesses and organizations. Matthew is currently the founder and CEO of Military Talent Source, LLC; a specialized recruitment process outsourcing firm that conducts military recruiting and veteran employment consulting as a full focus. He currently lives in Auburn.
Education: The George Washington University, Master of Professional Studies (MPS), Political Management. Southern New Hampshire University, Bachelor of Science (BS), Business Studies. San Diego Mesa College, Associate of Arts (AA), Political Science. San Diego Mesa College, Associate of Arts (AA), Psychology.
Organizations and Memberships: Tranquil Lodge #29 A.F. & A.M. 4th degree Knights of Columbus. William J. Rogers Legion Post 153, Auburn Exchange Club.