Before joining the TEEm, Matthew provided excellent customer service at a highly acclaimed restaurant for 16 years. When his family began to grow, he decided it was time to transition to a consistent 9-5 career. When a career counselor recommended, to his surprise, that he pursue telecommunication and engineering, Matthew immediately began training to become a designer. With minimal engineering experience, his dedication and passion are clear and his skill set has grown leaps and bounds. He was even recognized with an award for his diligent work and can-do attitude on the complex UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay project.
Building and inventing is an important part of Matthew’s life. He likes to take things apart for the challenge of putting them back together functionally. Among Matthew’s own inventions is a wine cork holder and an ergonomic massage tool.
After spending most of his day in an office, Matthew needs to get outside and decompress. That means no technology, leaving ample time to work in his garden. This newfound passion has allowed Matthew to combine two passions: achieving a sustainable, healthy environment for himself and his family, and working with his hands.
Family is Matthew’s number one priority, and it is what keeps him going everyday. As a role model, Matthew strives to teach his children the importance of giving back to the community, and to help those less fortunate. The family contributes to society through various charities and missions, and as a part of TEECOM’s Green TEEm, Matthew also helps to make the world a little greener.