Matt Beckwith lives in Stockton, California and is married to Dawn, the love of his life. They have two amazing daughters, Emily and Makenzy, and a huge family of brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, in-laws and out-laws. In 2012, Matt and Dawn proudly added the title of Grandparents to the resumes of their lives when Emily and Garrett brought Avery into this world.
Matt started writing a blog in 1998 before he knew it was called a blog (anyone remember AOL, and then Netscape Composer or Microsoft FrontPage?) and is happy that he registered his name as a domain all of those years ago.
In his day job, Matt has spent more than 20 years leading customer service and sales call centers. His passion for customer service, technology, leadership and professional development has led him to his current role leading customer contact operations for one of the largest pest control companies in the western US. Matt also serves as a steering committee member for the Northern California Contact Center Association.
He enjoys running and riding his bike and is a board member of the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. Matt also spent several years with the Stockton Earth Day Festival committee and is a volunteer coach with the California Rays, Stockton's blind baseball team, part of the National Beep Baseball Association. Matt also enjoys serving as emcee at events for causes he supports. From 2009 to 2016, Matt released over 100 episodes of Podcast Stockton, the show all about the great life in Stockton, California. He loves Stockton and helping make it a better city.
Matt and Dawn also write a career and job search advice blog, High Demand, Low Supply.
Matt listens to lots of different genres of music but most often you will find him listening to traditional country and western, bluegrass, 80s rock and hip hop or heavy metal. Deep down he wishes he could play the guitar like Joe Satriani and sing like George Jones (I know, odd combination). When he's not listening to music he is listening to podcasts. Seriously, he may be a podcast addict. Lastly, Matt is not a fan of writing about himself in third person.