Destin Ortego
Destin serves as Program Administrator for the Opportunity Machine, where he runs the OM Main facility and has worked with more than 70 startup companies. Destin earned his bachelor’s degree in visual arts, with a concentration in graphic design, and his master's degree, with a concentration in public relations, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He spent ten years as a musician, touring and playing national festivals such as South by Southwest and Warped Tour. Destin's professional experiences include working as the Director of Public Relations for Acadiana Sports Leagues, Account Executive for Delta Media, and Creator/Owner of Clash of the Cocktails and Clash Events LLC.

Destin’s passion for entrepreneurial and economic development drives his service as a board member for the Broussard Economic Development Corporation, the Broussard Chamber of Commerce, Social Media Day, Young Professionals of LAGCOE, Academy of Information Technology and Academy of Interactive Entertainment Advisory Committee. Destin is married to Shade Ortego and currently resides in Youngsville, La.