Matthew was born in Sydney, Australia in August of 1982. He grew up in The Hills district of the city where he attended school. After graduating from high school he decided to take some time off to travel and in 2002 made his first trip to Canada. He briefly returned to Australia in 2003, but in 2005 flew back to Canada and spent the next eight years living in Windsor, Ontario, where he completed a degree in Communication Studies at the University of Windsor.
Matthew is an avid fan of English football club Aston Villa and moved to England in 2013 with his fiancé when she was offered an opportunity to pursue her career as an English teacher. They now call West Yorkshire home and travel the country watching Aston Villa games. The two were married in Windsor in October of 2014.