Matias Rojas Alou was raised in the Dominican Republic, with twenty years of experience working as a Civil Engineer. Matias received his education in Spain where he also  attained a Culinary Arts degree and became a chef and restaurant owner in Santo Domingo.

Currently works in the banking industry, as a Senior Branch Representative with Seattle Credit Union in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle.   He has lived in the Pacific Northwest for the past seven years with his wife and their dog and enjoys being an avid cyclist in the Seattle community.