In Chapter 12 of 18 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "Where is Your Comfort Zone and What Do You Do to Break Free of Living in It? Curtis recalls his apartment couch potato days from his 20s and 30s and how moving to a small downtown Austin place has forced him to be more active. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. 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.