In Chapter 9 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "What Different Ways Have People Supported You on Your Weight Loss Journey?" From finding the right pair of shoes to learning about healthy eating and exercise balance to getting workout coaching, Curtis finds support and encouragement in all places. He notes how he found a workout partner who has taught him the importance of accountability and the relationship is helping him lose weight and live healthier. 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.