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District 5 - President
Matthew is a Colorado Springs native and has resided in Monument with his wife and five children and rescue dog, Max, for almost ten years. Three of his children currently attend Lewis-Palmer schools, and in 2018, his oldest daughter graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School. Matthew graduated from Brigham Young University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Strum College of Law. Matthew then went on to obtain his master's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado.
As a civil attorney, Matthew has practiced law for over 18 years. He is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including being named as "The Top Trial Lawyers in America - Best Lawyer and Best Law Firm," U.S. News & World Report. Matthew is recognized yearly by the Colorado Supreme Court for his pro-bono assistance.
Matthew is passionate about our youth - so it is with great satisfaction he can give back to our community by serving! In 2015, he was elected to the D38 Board of Education and has served in various positions, most recently as Board president. His notable accomplishments while Board president include creating a balanced budget over the previous four years while overseeing the payoff of all operational debt, improving financial transparency and data privacy, increasing local control and instituting high prioritization of teacher compensation each year in the annual budget, all while helping ensure Lewis-Palmer School District 38 remains one of the top-performing districts in the state and nation. In addition to his work on the school board, for the past 20 years Matthew has served in various scout leadership positions in the Pikes Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America. Matthew is currently on the Executive Board of this organization after having served as president and executive vice president. In these positions, he actively oversaw approximately 11,000 youth and 4,000 adult volunteers. Matthew received the Silver Beaver Award, which is presented by the National Boy Scouts and is the highest award that a local council can bestow on a volunteer for rendering outstanding service to Scout youth. Matthew has been involved in numerous nonprofit organizations, including United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the Boys/Girls Clubs of America. Matthew's experience in serving the youth of our community is unparalleled!
Matthew, as a native Coloradoan and an outdoor adventurist, enjoys mountain biking, road biking, water skiing, snow skiing, running, scuba diving, triathlons and duathlons.
Elected November 3, 2015; Re-elected November 5, 2019; Term expires November 7, 2023