In Chapter 13 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "How Have You Learned to Adapt When Things Have Not Worked Out As Planned?" As a heavier and younger man, Curtis found handling change hard and would get angry and upset when it happened. Over time, working in public service and controlling his weight, Curtis learns to take unexpected changes in stride and use his experience to work through the issues. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.