Matt Holloway was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. He attended Wicomico County Schools, graduating from Parkside High School in 2000. He went on to attend Virginia Tech and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences with a focus in Turfgrass Management.
In 2002, Matt and his father started Quantico Creek Sod Farms Inc, and today they employ over 25 employees and till nearly 1200 acres. In 2010, Matt successfully ran for the President of the Wicomico County Council. In 2011, Matt and his wife of 8 years, Kate, started Baywater Greens LLC, a greenhouse which produces hydroponic lettuce for local restaurants, as well as large grocery stores.
He is also the Wicomico representative on the Critical Areas Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays for seven years, and the Agricultural representative for the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission since 2014. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Salisbury, enjoys sailing, surfing, and downhill skiing on his own time, and is an avid duck hunter.