Matthew grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, within sight of the Mississippi River. In the 90s, he earned a degree in Theatre Arts and a pre-law certificate at St. Ambrose University, in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, he moved to Chicago, performing in and directing plays around the Midwest. Eventually, he made his way to California, where he appeared on stage and in a few short films before seeking his teaching credential at California State University at Northridge. Besides writing, he is also a co-host of the Cinescare Horror Podcast.
He’s proud to be a special education teacher at Reseda High School. He lives in Burbank, California, with his family and their beloved dog, Rosie.