Marty has been married to his wife Diana 27 years. They have two adult children in college. This past year they became grandparents for the first time with the birth of their grandson.

They are active faith members of Saints Peter & Paul parish on the east side.  They raised their family and expect to live out their years in the home they purchased over 20 years ago in the Story Hill neighborhood on Milwaukee’s west side.

Martin (Marty) Matson knows Milwaukee. It is his hometown.


He grew up in what is now the Harambee neighborhood, attending what was then St. Elizabeth’s grade school, which is now Harambee Community School. He graduated from MPS’ John Marshall High School, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1984.

Marty and Diana love to cook and garden.  They have been adult Irish dancers for six years and currently belong to Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance.