Dave Matthes was born and raised in Swedesboro, New Jersey. He has attended various colleges for computer engineering, automotive science and criminal justice-like degrees, though he is mostly self-educated in the subjects of World History, Philosophy, Political Science and Spirituality. During the day, he works as a service technician and system installer for the restaurant industry.
He is a writer of poetry and prose and is the author of autobiographical books "The Slut Always Rides Shotgun", its sequel "The Passive Aggressors", the books that make up "The Mire Man Trilogy", and more.
Dave presently lives in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania with his wife Sarah, and their cat Hank.