Hello! I’m Matthew and I’m from Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Kansas is considered a Midwestern state, but it is actually in the exact middle of the country. It is a state full of beautiful great plains, rolling wheat fields, fantastic baseball, and some of the best BBQ in the world.

I studied business and finance at a state university in Kansas. Soon after, I began a career doing accounting and corporate finance for a partner company of Softbank. 10 years later, I decided to take a leap of faith.

My wife and daughter and I moved to Hadano, Kanagawa in August of 2016 and have recently had another baby. Needless to say, life has been very busy for me as I am starting a new career with Maxwell English School while settling in with my growing family.

I love the culture of Japan! The people are friendly and welcoming to foreigners, too. I’ve enjoyed eating Japanese food and have created a small list of the my favorite ramen shops in the local area. My hobbies include farming Japanese vegetables, playing guitar, day-hiking in the beautiful mountains surrounding Hadano, and enjoying time with my family and 2 Golden Retrievers; Betsy and Buckwheat.

I look forward to speaking English with you!