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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

"Iesu, dulcis memoria, dans vera cordis gaudia" - St. Bernard Clairvaux

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
about me

Luis has founded and led Mastik Media since the company's inception. A passionate orthodox Catholic, avid creative, and strategic thinker he has worked hard to foster an innovative and compassionate culture at Mastik Media.  He believes humility is always necessary and only aids excellence rather than hinders it. Excellence is a an effect of love and occurs when we will to conduct our business with care.

Luis is a first-generation immigrant from the Dominican Republic and a naturalized American citizen. He is a poet, a designer, and a businessman who loves theology, philosophy, design-thinking, and systems theory. He believes these loves are a gift given to him by his parents, both Economists by trade and study. He has always been fascinated with the intersection between faith, creativity, and technology. In pursuit of these interests, Luis worked for Apple Inc. and various churches and Diocese before founding Mastik Media. He loves Evangelization and studies faith's influence on culture as well as its impact on human psychology. Luis is a critical thinker and a problem solver with a love for social and economic development for the common good.

Luis obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Graphic Design from Rhode Island College. He then obtained his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of the Incarnate Word where he achieved ETS Major Field Test (MFT) Scores in the 95th percentile of MBA students in his university and the 76th percentile amidst roughly 30,000 MBA students in the nation at the time of his graduating year.

Christ alone deserves the glory for any and every blessing he has had in his life. Especially that of his wonderful wife and family. His picture depicted here is special to him, not because of the beach background or some allusion to wealth popular on social media platforms today but because it depicts the sincere Christian joy he felt after marrying his beloved wife and going on his honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. To him, it is these moments in life with God and others that we live for above all.

my latest posts
Catholicism

This Holy Saturday, in the flames of Notre Dame, we can see our Lady.

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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

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April 13, 2018

The flames of Notre Dame and more importantly her evident endurance of the fire is a heavenly sign for our church today. Not of castigation, not of punishment, not of lamentation but hope. It is a sign of a new Catholic renaissance to come. God is about to do new and great things, but we must cease to fear discovery and renewal, we must let go of suspicions and mistrust that hold us back from virtue.

Are You New? Welcome Aboard!

This simple article is here to help you navigate your new service. Together, we’ll go over the key components of your service and how it works.

Market Research and Consultation

Hiring for Growth? Know the differences between Employees and Independent Contractors

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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

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December 12, 2018

Whether you are a non-profit organization, a business, a ministry, or a church group there often comes a time when the work we do dictates the need to build community and therefore compensate people for their efforts. This can be a rewarding opportunity to add new skills, points of view, areas of expertise, and personalities to our organizations. Both employees and independent contractors (in the form of persons or groups of persons) can add extraordinary value to the efforts necessary to advance the mission. However, there are some important things to know first. Read this easy to understand overview on the differences in each classification and how to avoid pitfalls in ministry or in business so you can stay on the right side of the law and Catholic social teaching so you can enjoy a fruitful experience in your partnerships.

Catholicism

Abuse scandals and the call to authenticity

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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

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April 13, 2018

These revelations (not the abuses) are good because God demands authenticity. God is not satisfied with the appearance of holiness and the smell of incense while in secret the stink of hypocrisy wafts from white-washed coffins. God desires men and women after his own heart whose souls echo the crystalline halls described by St. Teresa of Avila and who permit our Lord to reign supreme in the throne rooms of their souls.

Catholicism

McCarrick and Pennsylvania; Solutions for Accountability

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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

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April 13, 2018

The New York Times. The Washington Post. CBS News. National Catholic Reporter. America Magazine. Catholic News Agency. These are just a few of the copious news organizations reporting on the Cardinal McCarrick scandal but after so much damage how do we fix it. Here we dive into possible real world solutions that can be made effective with God's grace and careful application.

Catholicism

The Politics of Fear; a Truly Catholic Response

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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

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April 13, 2018

What is a true and good Catholic to do amidst the divisive uproar all around us in the form of likes, shares, pins, tweets, searches, and blinking screens of various sizes? Read more to find out how to respond to tense cultural situations the Catholic way.

Social Media

Are you Digital But Frustrated?

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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

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July 19, 2017

So you’ve spent endless hours expanding your digital network, yet you don’t seem to be gaining any traction. This frustration can lead to discouragement, but a few simple fixes will have you motivated and ready to effectively tackle the ever- changing world of social media.

Social Media

Social Media - Intern or Agency?

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Luis Almanzar-Galvan

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July 19, 2017

Social media truly is the town hall and public square of our day. It has the power to make the intangible tangible and to incarnate ideas, emotions, connections, and relationships. Its important to consider who is leading strategy on this very important platform.

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featured posts
Catholicism

This Holy Saturday, in the flames of Notre Dame, we can see our Lady.

The flames of Notre Dame and more importantly her evident endurance of the fire is a heavenly sign for our church today. Not of castigation, not of punishment, not of lamentation but hope. It is a sign of a new Catholic renaissance to come. God is about to do new and great things, but we must cease to fear discovery and renewal, we must let go of suspicions and mistrust that hold us back from virtue.

Market Research and Consultation

Hiring for Growth? Know the differences between Employees and Independent Contractors

Whether you are a non-profit organization, a business, a ministry, or a church group there often comes a time when the work we do dictates the need to build community and therefore compensate people for their efforts. This can be a rewarding opportunity to add new skills, points of view, areas of expertise, and personalities to our organizations. Both employees and independent contractors (in the form of persons or groups of persons) can add extraordinary value to the efforts necessary to advance the mission. However, there are some important things to know first. Read this easy to understand overview on the differences in each classification and how to avoid pitfalls in ministry or in business so you can stay on the right side of the law and Catholic social teaching so you can enjoy a fruitful experience in your partnerships.

Social Media

Social Media - Intern or Agency?

Social media truly is the town hall and public square of our day. It has the power to make the intangible tangible and to incarnate ideas, emotions, connections, and relationships. Its important to consider who is leading strategy on this very important platform.