Matt Bautista

Community Manager

A little bit about Matt

I spent most of my early twenties jumping from job to job, constantly questioning who I was and what I wanted out of life. I didn’t have any special talents, nothing really stuck out to me when searching for careers, and the excitement of each new job faded shortly after I realized that my expectations never seemed to match up with reality. I didn’t want to live the typical 9-5 lifestyle, stuck at a desk, waiting for the day to end. I wanted a life I created and was proud of, where I made a positive impact in my community, where I had the freedom to explore new projects, and where I was challenged and given opportunities to continue growing. And I was willing to do whatever it took to figure out how.

In the process, I’ve traveled all over the world and taken so many risks along the way. I’ve tried dozens of career paths, been immersed in hundreds of new spaces, and surrounded myself with thousands of inspiring individuals who could share pieces of their own journey with me. I have been an accountant, an artist, a filmmaker, an organizer, a counselor, a teacher, a founder… I allowed myself to let go of the doubts and fears and live in each moment, trusting that it each risk would lend itself to a greater reward, and after years of effort, it worked. I now get to live a life I love, doing work I find meaningful, with the freedom to continue exploring new projects & ideas.

Although it’s fun to look back on my journey and admire the risks I took, I can so distinctly remember what it was like to live inside of that indecision, wondering if I was making all the wrong choices and doubting myself throughout the entire process. It’s not an easy thing to create a life you love; it takes perseverance, trust, and an immense amount of self-love to reach the other side. My job is to help you get there.