In Chapter 2 of 18 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "What is Getting Easier and What is Getting Harder in Your Life?" He finds what once seemed hard, especially relationships, and healthy living is getting easy. He finds challenge staying organized and on top of new technology, including keeping current with mobile technology and smart phone applications. 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.