Matthew grew up on his family’s dairy farm just north of Harriston. From a young age, he was instilled with a strong work ethic and the importance of service to one’s family, community, and country.
He is the third generation in his family to graduate from Norwell District Secondary School. He is also a graduate from the University of Guelph, and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
In addition to working on the family farm, Matthew worked in the hospitality sector throughout high school. He worked in Student Services while attending the University of Guelph and was an assistant to an ambassador while attending grad school.
More recently, Matthew has worked for both John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth-Wellington, and Randy Pettapiece, Member of Provincial Parliament for Perth-Wellington at separate times. He currently works for an education non-profit focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and entrepreneurship.
Matthew is an active member of the community serving on multiple local boards and committees.
Outside of work and volunteering in the community, he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, whether it is hiking, skiing, or camping.
Matthew is a first-time homeowner in Mitchell.