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Matthew Beers was born in Hawaii and raised in the Bay Area and Southern California. He received both his BS and PhD in Computer Science from UC Irvine. He has worked with large scale data systems for over15 years, and is currently a senior software developer for Amazon. Matthew has taught computer science classes at Orange Coast College and enjoyed teaching the Middle School computer curriculum at the Siskiyou School.

He and his wife, Kristin, moved to Ashland in 2007 to raise their children and became excited about the Siskiyou School and Waldorf Education. Matthew joined the Siskiyou School Board in 2015, after many hours volunteering with various IT issues, and at school events not related to IT. He was elected board president in December, 2017. Matthew and his wife have sons in 6th and 4th grade.