Matt's Short Bio
Matthew McCrossen is a Cedar Springs resident, father of two amazing Kuentz Coyotes, U.S. Army veteran, the owner of two Helotes small businesses, former Helotes Economic Development Corporation and Cedars Springs HOA, Inc. director of the board and board president.
Matt previously lived in San Antonio where he served in several organizations while attending St. Mary’s University and completed his BBA in Applied Management Cum Laude. He served as the District 8 appointee to the Small Business Advocacy Committee closing out his term as the committee chairman. Matt has served as vice president of the Vance Jackson Neighborhood Association, Colonies House Pool and Tennis Club.
Matthew’s journey to Texas started in late 2000 after graduating high school in upstate New York, he entered active-duty service with the United States Army as Private E-1. Matthew’s first assignment was to the Intelligence and Security section for the headquarters unit of 12th Aviation Brigade in Giebelstadt, Germany. During his tour Matt volunteered as the Brigade’s Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers until deploying to Kuwait in anticipation of war with Iraq. Matt and several members of his unit were part of brigade’s advance team deployed during the ground forces invasion in March 2003.
Matt returned from Iraq in late 2003 for reassignment to 3rd Infantry Division. He was assigned the Intelligence and Security element of the division’s attack helicopter unit. After nearly a year of training and preparation, Matt deployed with the division to Iraq in 2005. His actions in 2005 resulted in the nomination, selection and assignment to the U.S. Army Element of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Washington, D.C. Matt volunteered to deploy in 2007 and 2008. Matthew completed his AS in Intelligence Operations with Honors from Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ while on active duty. Matt left active duty in 2009 to complete accept several scholarships and complete his undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
Matt's Volunteer Military Business Service, Experience and More
2018-2020 – Director of the Board Place 6, Helotes Economic Development Corporation
2018-2019 – Director of the Board, Board President, Cedar Springs HOA, Inc.
2015-2017 – Director of the Board, Board Vice President, Vance Jackson Neighborhood, Inc.
2016-2017 – Director of the Board, Board Vice President, Colonies House Pool & Tennis Club, Inc.
2013 – Chairman, City of San Antonio Small Business Advocacy Committee
2011-2013 – City of San Antonio, District 8 Small Business Advocacy Committee Appointee
2011-2012 – President, St. Mary’s University Non-Traditional Student Organization
2010-2011 – Vice President, St. Mary’s University Non-Traditional Student Organization
2006-2007 – President, Junior Enlisted Advisory Council, Defense Intelligence Agency
2002-2003 – 12th Aviation Brigade Representative, Better Opportunities for Single Service Members, V Corps
1999-2000 – Chairman, Cadet Advisory Council, Southern Tier Regional Group, Civil Air Patrol USAF Auxiliary
1999-2000 – Cadet Commander, Broome-Tioga Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol USAF Auxiliary
1996-2000 – Cadet, Civil Air Patrol USAF Auxiliary
2006-2009 – U.S. Army Element, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
2008 – U.S. Army Element, Defense Intelligence Agency, Iraq
2007 – U.S. Army Element, Defense Intelligence Agency, Iraq
2003 – 2006 – HHC Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Savannah, Georgia
2005 – HHC, Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Iraq
2003 – Task Force 12, HHC 12th, Aviation Brigade, Iraq
2001-2003 – HHC 12th, Aviation Brigade, V Corps, Germany
2000-2001 – Basic Combat Training & Advanced Individual Training, Multiple States
2020-Present – Founder/Owner, Helotes News LLC
2013-Present – Founder/Owner, McCrossen Consulting LLC, D.B.A. McCrossen Marketing & Consulting
2010-2016 – Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Moxi LLC
St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
BBA Applied Management Cum Laude
Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ
AS Intelligence Operations – Honors
Various U.S. Army, Department of Defense and Foreign Military Awards
Certificate of Appreciation, Mayor, City of San Antonio
San Antonio Business Journal’s Top Advertisers
San Antonio Business Journal’s Top Social Media Marketers
Distinguished Certified Internet Marketer Graduate, Internet Marketing Association
Inaugural Global Influencers Circle, Internet Marketing Association
Bill Greehey Student Leadership Award