Kurt has his Bachelors of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology from Northland College in Wisconsin. He also completed his Masters of Science in Natural Resources from Utah State University. Kurt has been working and studying in the field of wildlife conservation and natural history interpretation for sixteen years. He has done conservation fieldwork for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He also worked for an international organization in Mexico and Kenya for over three years where he had the opportunity to study the marine life of the Baja Peninsula and the wildlife of East Africa. Aside from wildlife biology, specific interests that he enjoys sharing with others include astronomy and wildlife photography. Kurt has been living in Jackson for eight years sharing his passion for the natural world with others.