In Chapter 2 of 20 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, Matt Curtis answers "What Were Your Grandparents Like and How Did That Infuence Your Development?" Curtis shares how his paternal grandfather taught him the importance of taking care of yourself and then taking care of others. His Irish maternal grandparents teach him a hard work ethic and to make it a point to be honest and do the right thing.
Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was deputy to Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He has represented the City of Austin at the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities. In 2011, Curtis joined the Harvard Kennedy School Urban Policy Advisory Board to work on national best practices facing American cities. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.