Hi! I’m Matt. This is just a tiny bit about me. First things first:
Although I’m a writer, I am not the best at describing myself. However, I’ve got a few other skills that I’ve sharpened up a bit to add some fluff to this page.
I’m a front-end web developer, marketer, and travel enthusiast currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m originally from the American South, though I’ve been trotting all over the globe on a shoestring budget since the time I could first get out of the house on my own.
Of the places I’ve been to date, Thailand is the one I love the most, and that is why I call it home.
Before I made it to Thailand, I had every job imaginable. I was a bartender in New York City, bussed tables in Florida, cleaned up National Parks all over the continental United States, and I had a champion run at corporate-startup life in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have also freelanced as a content writer, analytics consultant, front-end web developer, and advertising director.
After many years, plot twists, and a lot of personal growth, I’m now a trained and accredited journalist growing a creative marketing and ad agency in addition to building an independent lifestyle media company, Neato. One of my favorite Neato projects is #ShopLocalThailand, a philanthropy in support of local Thai business. Proceeds from every sale benefit Thailand-based non-profit and charity organizations.
I plan to use this space to write about the things I love the most, namely: travel, food, tech + marketing, and information about what it’s like being an expat living in Thailand.