Matt grew up in the suburban Detroit town of Royal Oak, graduating from Dondero High School, later attending Worsham College of Mortuary Science graduating in 1999. Matt has gained experience working in large funeral homes in Michigan, Missouri and Illinois.
Matt met his wife Carri while living in St. Louis. They moved to Montgomery in 2004 and have 2 children, Ali and Lia. They established the Bauman Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. in 2021. Matt enjoys being active in the community. He served 8 years on the the Oswego SD308 Board of Education, is serving his second term as a trustee on the Village of Montgomery Board, is a member of the Oswego Kiwanis Club, Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Oswegoland Senior and Community Center Advisory Council, and a charter member of the Oswego Sons of the American Legion Squadron 675