Matt’s Mom, Martha Quistberg, was born on May 28, 1945 in St. John, Washington. She was the youngest of five children. On January 2, 1966 her only child, Matthew John, was born. He instantly became her pride and joy. In addition to caring for family, she loved taking scenic mountain drives, devouring books, and tackling games that require wit, skill, strategy or calculation. Among her favorites was enjoying a daily dose of Gunsmoke. In fact, Matt was named after Matt Dylan because Martie went into labor while watching a favorite episode where Matt Dylan kisses Miss Kitty. In 1969, she moved with Matt to Walla Walla, Washington where Matt later met Lisa in 1982. For fifty years, Matt was the center of her world. In recent years, Martie became ill and passed away on January 18, 2016 from degenerative heart disease.