- Born in Urbana, Illinois, October 24th, 1970
- Parents are David and Jan
- Siblings are brothers Pat and Chris
- Married to wife Lisa for 26 years
- Children are Lacy, Donald, Alec and Nolan
- Matt’s family moved to a farm in southeast Iowa in 1974. The family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1981.
- Prescott Elementary in Lincoln
- Irving Junior High School in Lincoln
- Lincoln Southeast High School, graduated in 1989
- Joined the United States Marine Corps in 1991.
- Served in the Marine Corps until honorably discharged in 1999
- Worked construction after high school graduation until joining the Marine Corps
- Matt worked in the cabling, electrical and lighting business, and currently owns and operates his own company, Complete Cabling Solutions
- Served as Lancaster County Republican Party Chairman, 2011-2015
- Actively supported several conservative Republican candidates