Matthew was a 20 year old who loved life. He woke up every day with a smile on his face and went to bed at night with the same smile. Matthew grew up in Pleasanton, going to St Raymond for K-8th grade. When it came time for high school, the choices were very difficult, but Matthew chose Foothill High School where he thrived in academics, golf and the social aspects of high school. Having graduated in 2011, he then went to Cal Poly SLO to begin studying for a degree in business. While a junior at Cal Poly, Matthew traveled to Spain on a study abroad program where he tragically drowned in November 2013. Besides his parents and one brother, Matthew leaves behind all of his friends, teachers, parents, co-workers and extended family that he had met throughout his short life.