Dr. Matthews grew up in Provo, Utah and attended Timpview High School. He later attended Brigham Young University, and received his dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He graduated top of his class and received awards of excellence in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He was also the recipient of the OKU award given to select students for excellence in academics. Dr. Matthews has been practicing dentistry now for over 19 years. He is married to Lizzi Matthews and they have five children, Shay, Grace, River, Link, and Rocky.