Special Projects Coordinator
Kurt was born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended Penn State University working towards a degree in criminology until he enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1999. He served as a military policeman for three years before being accepted into the Army Warrant Officer Candidate program. He subsequently attended flight school and earned his wings as an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot. In 2006, he deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and later became an Apache instructor pilot.
In 2011 Kurt left the Army National Guard to better support his wife who is an Active-Duty Army Officer and their children. Over the next few years, he completed a degree in digital art and design, and he worked for a variety of companies, including Bethesda Softworks and the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic. With kids grown up, Kurt returned to the field of aviation in 2017 as an airline pilot and then as an instructor.
Kurt joined Thayer Leadership in the fall of 2019, originally serving as a part-time Observer Controller before being hired full time as a Product Developer, putting to use his graphic design education. Kurt now serves as an Experiential and Special Projects Coordinator focusing on digital experiences and technology improvements.
Kurt lives with his wife Liz (an Army Aviation Officer) and their son Jonathan in Williamsburg, Virginia. Their daughter Micaela recently graduated from Penn State University and is seeking work in human resources. In his free time, Kurt enjoys games, cooking for friends, and participating in triathlons.