Matthew is a teacher and coach in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has a master's degree and teaches college level, AP classes. He has been coaching now for over ten 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. After graduating from ISU he taught in Japan for three years and for nine months in Canada. He currently lives in Las Vegas with his wonderful wife, Laurie and his awesome son, Lance.