Matthew found out about climbing in late 2018 after his sister went to a birthday party at RoKC. He decided to give it a try and has been climbing ever since. He loves the community and outdoor adventure aspects of climbing, along with teaching it and helping people learn more about it. Since his first outdoor climbing trip he's been eager to go on more and loves the thrill. It is by far his favorite hobby and always wants to expand his skills and knowledge on the subject. Other than climbing Matthew enjoys art and playing video games. He plans to combine the two in graphic design when he starts college.