Matthew joined Blankinship & Foster in 2022. He brings a passion for client service and education, refined by his broad experience.
As a client service associate, Matthew’s primary responsibilities are assisting clients with their requests and developing tools and procedures to assist with our operations.
Prior to joining Blankinship and Foster, Matthew worked in the hospitality industry where he discovered his love for client relations and problem solving. Following that, Matthew worked in the defense Industry where he focused on process improvements, schedule management, and education.
While not at work, Matthew enjoys cooking for his friends, gardening, paddle boarding, playing Dungeons and Dragons and watching science fiction shows.
Matthew spends much of his free time volunteering for local Childhood cancer charitable organizations. His primary passions are the Oncology and Kids and SOMBFAB organizations that focus on bringing back elements of childhood into the lives of young children struggling with Cancer.
What personal accomplishment are you most proud of?
One of the things I am most proud of is how I completed college and finished my master’s degree before I was 25. I was able to graduate with an MBA ahead of schedule, and without taking on any student loan debt. It required some serious sacrifices through the years, but now I have an appreciation for what hard work and planning can truly accomplish.
Tell us about your favorite hobby.
My favorite hobby is role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. I grew up playing it and can’t imagine my life without it! It’s great to have friends over, and the role playing is a catalyst for conversation and creativity. We’ve had some really memorable events with friends and it has allowed us to stay connected even as we spread out into our individual careers and lives.
Do you have a favorite motto or mantra?
This is something I have led my life as from a young age and is part of why I have such a strong interest in financial planning and financial literacy. “Leave the world a better place than when you started in it.”