Matthew is a teacher and coach in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a master's degree and teaches at the high school level. He has been coaching now for over fifteen years. He has been writing since his college days. Down, Set, Hut is his first published book. Matthew is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He played college football at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah and at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. He was team captain and team MVP for both schools. He played professionaly for the Yakima Shockwave in 2001. After graduating from ISU he taught in Japan for three years and for nine months in Canada. He currently lives in North Las Vegas with his wonderful wife, Laurie and his awesome son, Lance.