Born and raised in New Jersey, Matthew Palentchar developed a love for being active at a young age. He played baseball, basketball, football and soccer in established leagues as well as for fun with his friends growing up. After graduating from High School, he attended Rutgers University – New Brunswick. It was here that he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science. Matthew Palentchar then went on to Ohio Northern University with an all expenses paid scholarship and earned his Juris Doctorate. After finishing his education, he made his way to Florida and passed the bar and began his practice as an attorney.