Matt Barnett is the founder of Impresario, a far west Texas camp dedicated to the growth of the human spirit. Building the camp from nothing in a remote place, he sought to develop a place where people could go to challenge themselves and become aware of the life possibilities that they may never before thought of. In keeping with the spirit of his life, Matt created Impresario in 2021. A camp brings together everything he holds dear. Relationships, nature, travel, chemistry and purpose.
From the early age of seven he was making gunpowder with his father and developed a love for chemistry and explosives. Being told he could never make a living at this or that he would “go to jail” by his family, Matt never wavered in his desires to create a life that incorporated all of his loves. Matt created Bonetti Explosives in 2007 and began to service the defense industry and all sectors of society that need explosive services. From a patented shaped charge to manufacturing ordnance and ammunition and recycling such items, the company spread over the whole spectrum of the explosives industries.
Matt has worked with explosives and lived all over the united states and its territories including Puerto Rico where he owns land on Vieqeus island. He runs successful Airbnb camps and always enjoys a good conversation about life. Matt does not like to discuss the weather.
Meet The Team
Josh attended TAMU and was in the Corps of Cadets, where he later commissioned to be a US Navy Salvage Diver and EOD Officer. With multiple deployments to Southeast Asia and the Middle-East, he supported domestic and foreign Special Ops teams in recovery of UXO, disarming & exploitation of IED's and honing his real-time warfighter experience under fire and under water. As a Navy and corporate world leader, Josh demonstrates a unique way of leadership, and does all he can at Impresario to pass that along to his students.
Paul is one of our exports from the UK. As a sergeant in the British army he worked as a combat engineer, primarily in the field of mine clearance and EOD. Today he works both in the corporate world as a sales director for the NYSE and is also a firearms instructor for Hunter Rifle Works.
Camie is a trauma nurse and holds a Bachelor in Science in Nursing and certifications in Emergency and Trauma Nursing. Educating others is a passion of hers as she has held training professionally and privately. Camie trains in BJJ and has taken several combative courses with trainers such as Tony Blauer and Raul Martinez. Her sound mind and years experience in critical thinking make her vital asset to any team.