Matthew was born in Buckinghamshire, England, and lived primarily in Gloucestershire until 1999. He moved to Oregon in 1999, where he lived until he moved to Denver to attend law school. His legal interests include Indian law, water law, and corporate law. Matthew is also an Articles Editor on the University of Denver's Water Law Review. He received his BA in Anthropology from Portland State University. His work background includes everything from courier, to archaeologist, to work in plush toy distribution and sales. He has worked on excavations in Oregon, Washington, and Lincolnshire, England. Matthew enjoys traveling, especially in England, and Central Europe. He also enjoys long road trips across the United States.