In Chapter 1 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "When Are You At Your Best?" He shares how it is when he takes care of himself physically and emotionally. In his mid-30s Curtis comes to realize that in order to help other people solve their problems, he needed to be at his best. By prioritizing rest, diet and exercise, he now feels he can give his all every time. Curtis is the communications director for Austin mayor Lee Leffingwell. Curtis' charity work includes affiliations with Capital Area Food Bank, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Students of the World, the Rainforest Project and the Art Alliance. In 2011, Curtis won "Austinite of the Year" in the Austin Under 40 Awards. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.