Nick Mattos (he/they) serves as Senior Manager of Events and Festivals for The Shift Network. His engagement with the world of spirituality, human potential development, and transformative activism has spanned two decades, both as a student and as a teacher of disciplines including meditation, magick, joyful movement, and social change.
Nick has served as a writer and journalist for numerous publications across the U.S. and UK, ranging from international publications of record like The Guardian to photocopied zines he hand-stapled at his kitchen table. His essays have been included in the curriculum of high schools and colleges in the United States, and he has regularly spoken before audiences ranging from college classes to Masonic lodges about the intersections of spirituality, politics, alienation, and liberation.
A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Nick currently resides in unceded Lisjan (Ohlone) territory in Oakland, California, where he serves as a volunteer crisis counselor and agitates for universal healthcare and other investments in the health, safety, and joy of our communities.