Matthew received his Bachelor’s degree in Theater Performance from Minnesota State University where he graduated as valedictorian and with high honors. Directly out of college he was hired as the Associate Artistic Director of the Playhouse Merced in California. In addition to his duties as AAD he became the head of acting and dance for the Children's Conservatory at Playhouse as well as doing after school acting classes and performances for low income schools throughout central California. Since moving back to Denver, he has directed and choreographed for children's theaters in the area. He has been privileged to perform with The National Theater for Children, touring schools with educational theater productions and continues to perform in Denver and the surrounding areas. He has had the pleasure of working as the Artistic Director with Arts in the Open for the past four years.
During the day, Matthew is a paraprofessional at an elementary school providing math and reading help to struggling students and is an activity leader for the after school program there.