Matthew starting going to the woods with this father, Chris, at the age of four in 2007. Ever since that time he has enjoyed fishing, hunting, frog gigging, and all other outdoor activities. Matthew started competition calling at the age of 8 in the Poults division under the coaching of his father. His first Juniors Division win came in 2012. In 2014 he placed second in both the Juniors and Hunters Divisions of the Peach State Classic. In 2015 Matthew returned to the Peach State Classic to win three divisions, Juniors, Hunters, and Senior Friction Open. Matthew is an Honor Roll student at his middle school where he is on the Cross Country and Golf Teams. He regularly attends church and is active in his youth group.