Matt Payne the co-founder of Prairie Surfing Productions, owner of Matt Payne Media and is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, an award-winning travel photographer and writer, public speaker and adventurer. Currently Matt spent spring of 2019 storm chasing with Oklahoma’s channel nine storm trackers as part of a new
documentary-series called Oklahoma’s Own Originals for Griffin Communications. He is the travel editor for 405 Magazine, the producer of the three part television series Mosaic Oklahoma and has been a contributing writer and/or photographer to National Geographic Traveler, Travel Age West, Explorer Magazine, Apartment Therapy, themanual.com, vagabondish.com, Austin Monthly (digital), San Antonio Magazine (digital), Communities Digital News and many other travel publications. Matt served three years as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University and travels the Midwest, inspiring audiences with talks covering a range of topics from travel writing and photography to screenwriting.