Mateo spends 16 days a month sleeping outside in the Wah Wah Mountain Range for work at a wilderness treatment program. When he's not backpacking he is at home immersed in the joy of cooking breakfast tacos and swimming in natural springs. Mateo is the creator of the sushirito (sushi burrito) and a sand-play influenced form of art therapy titled "Room 4 Thought." A true craftsman at heart, Mateo loves the process of creation whether it be bolsas de magia, large acrylic paintings, or zines documenting the power of synchronicity. When it comes to Desert Jewels, this diamond will keep on shining.