Matt Madeiro

has yet to spend the night in Cambodian prison, thankfully.

About Matt

I’m a builder/writer/web developer.
I’m a perennial work in progress.
I’m also a tremendous dork.
I take enormous pride in my handstands.
I was born just outside of Houston, Texas.
I will eat anything (anything) at least once.
I like to wander the world with a tiny notebook in hand.
I made my Internet debut with shirtless photos(!).
I still find that a little hard to believe.
I bought a school bus for my 25th birthday.
I believe emoticons are more powerful than we think.
I think memories are the most important things we own.

I’m a lot of things.

Mostly, though, I’m an old soul on a quest to live well.

I’m happiest when I’m moving: learning, growing, and trying to help, building something with my hands (and often a monitor) to try and make the world a better place. I raised $43,870 for students in Nepal, blogged for two straight years about simplicity, health, and nutrition, and have made a habit of challenging myself every chance I get.

That’s why I build. That’s why I write.

I want to keep growing. I want to give back. I want to spend my days—however many I get—making things better, and I want to meet as many people as possible who want the same thing.

I have an open door policy to anything reckless, awesome, and incredibly cool. If you’re doing something that fits that description, tell me about it! If I can, I’d love to help. :)

Heck, maybe that’s the best way to describe me: I want to help.