Matt grew up in Estherville and after graduating from Iowa State went to Orlando, Florida to work for Arnold Palmer at his Bay Hill Club. Jessica grew up in Colorado and became an animal trainer at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Jessica and Matt met at Give Kids the World where they both volunteered. In Orlando, Thomas and Olivia were born. After playing golf with Roger Jacobson at Bay Hill the previous year Matt called Roger to see if he knew anyone who was hiring as they wanted to come back to Estherville. Roger offered Matt a job at KILR and they decided to move back to Estherville where the third member of the Beaver family was born, Christian. Matt worked for KILR for 7 years and in 2022 Matt and Jessica bought KILR from Roger and Barb Jacobson and enjoy working with all the great businesses and the communities KILR serves. They are very grateful to Roger and Barb for selling them the KILR stations to keep them locally owned!