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Matt Ott has co-founded two nonprofits to nurture and empower Austin, Texas' local music community: the Austin Music Foundation and Black Fret. He currently serves as the Directory of Community Strategy for Personify, the creators of the Small Wold Community platform which drives the Aspen Global Leadership Network online website and community. With over 20 years of marketing, nonprofit and design experience with companies such as Apple, Quantum, Terayon, Motorola, Pennwell Publishing and his own marketing consulting firm, Matt’s passion is to build great things with and for great people. After growing up in Austin, Matt moved to Silicon Valley for a decade and returned to Austin in 2005, citing severe withdrawal symptoms related to a lack of real BBQ, Texmex and the most incredible music scene in the world. He is the proud father of a 15 year old son whose aspiration is to be one of the first humans on Mars.