Matt graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004 and began his mortgage career in Atlanta in 2006. He has a strong belief in treating everyone the way he wants to be treated and has built his business on being committed to always go the extra mile. Matt and his wife Lauren moved to the Athens area in 2015 where they still live with their daughter Ada and twin sons Maddox and Johnny. The entire Shirley family loves the Braves and Matt enjoys watching college football (Go Dawgs) and playing golf. Matt and Lauren are involved at Bethlehem Church and are supporters of The Path Project, Hope 139 and Lydias Place.