Matthew has always enjoyed studying the weather from a young age. Hurricane Katrina bolstered this interest in the weather which led him to pursue a career in meteorology. After working several years in emergency services, Matthew obtained his B.S. in Meteorology and M.S. in Earth Sciences from UNC Charlotte. His graduate research focused on updating the climatological record of tropical cyclone-induced tornadoes and analyzing their mesoscale environments. He enjoys analyzing complex meteorological data and presenting that data in ways that are easy to understand by all.