Most people at Montemalaga Elementary have probably seen Matthew Brach on campus at one time or another – although they may not know his name. Matthew volunteered his time to make the families at Montemalaga safer, he would stand in the parking lot – directing traffic and making sure students got to school safely. His yellow vest, oversized white gloves and friendly smile greeted students and parents throughout the year.
Matthew’s company, Brach, Inc was also the title sponsor for Montemalaga’s Fun Runs in 2017 and 2018. Throughout his daughter’s studies at Montemalaga, Matthew was active in the school. Serving as the 4th Vice President of the PTA, working with staff and students on safety drills or even dressing up as a big white eagle to make people smile.
One thing is evident – Matthew Brach gave back to the school which gave to his daughter. Matthew Brach has always given back and enjoys helping others. Now Matthew wants to give back to his community and is running for a seat on the Palos Verdes Unified School District.
Matthew Brach’s current and present experiences highlight his commitment to serving the community.
As a psychology student – understand people and the development of children
As a coach – used experience to help others set goals and improve.
As a counter-terrorism expert…. protected the country.
As a PTA member…. protected our students.
As a parent – stayed involved in the discussions between parents and teachers – listening to both sides.
As a small business owner… understands the need to watch every dollar.
As a CERT Trained resident – ready to help the community in the event of a disaster.
Matthew Brach is a married father of two, William (14) and Sophia (11) – students at Peninsula High School and Palos Verdes Intermediate. Matthew is a native Midwesterner and 13-year resident of the South Bay, with 9 years in Manhattan Beach and 4 in Rancho Palos Verdes.
B.S. Psychology – Northwestern University. Government Commendations in Force Protection and Counter Terrorism. California PTA- Honorary Service Award. United States Swimming – South Eastern United States Zones Coach. United States Swimming Coach. United States Rowing Association Coach. Combined Team State Runner Up – High School State Championships.