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Born and raised in Destin, and a sixth-generation descendent from a city founder, Matthew Sweetser has become a face and a name in Destin. Specifically, a fixture at our on-site at The Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center. At The Palms, Matthew manages key services and assists our on-site rental manager. He's been specializing his skillset in the vacation rental industry since 2002, and now he divides his time between The Palms and actively assisting the company with community outreach and business development. That being said, one of his main focuses at work and in life is sharing the rich culture and history of Destin with locals and tourists alike. One of his favorite parts of his role at Compass is working for a locally owned and operated business. He notes the comradery within the company makes it feel more like a family than coworkers and it makes the job more fun. Matthew's public relation skills stem not only from his Southern charm and grace but also his participation in city government and local organizations. He's heavily involved in city affairs because he's most passionate about the success and progess of his hometown. And bowties.
Outside of being the source of information about Destin, Florida, Matthew wears--and owns--many hats. His favorite and most proud role is being an uncle. He loves being surrounded by and doting on his family. Just ask him about his nieces, Carmen and Mackenzie!
Alternate Dream Job: "Owner of an interior design or antique shop with a garden section."
Favorite Quote: "The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing," ~ Socrates