Matthew was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, after debating on far away and exciting places to live, he and his wife Melissa decided to sell everything and move to Fairbanks. He attended UAF, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and he also holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radio Broadcasting from Mt. Hood Community College.
Radio has been his passion for all of his adult life. His first job was cutting (pre-digital editing) reel-to-reel tapes for a morning show. He’s worked at various stations as an operations assistant, news producer, talk show producer, board operator and Web producer. Matthew also served as the program director and general manager of KSUA and as program/operations director for KDLG AM/FM in Dillingham.
He enjoys playing guitar and is an avid fan of Web programming, science fiction and music from movies (you can hear that during Morning Edition sometimes). He has an Akita named Sierra who is almost always with him, and has a love of blueberries and coffee that borders on obsession.
Email: matthews DOT kuac AT alaska DOT edu