Kurt was born and raised in central California where as a child he pursued his dream of being a big league catcher. A four sport athlete in high school, and the schools Athlete of the Year award winner his senior year, Kurt chose to play baseball at Sacramento City College over other athletic opportunities in football, soccer, and basketball. Kurt was a draft pick of New York Yankees his red-shirt season in 1990, and eventually was drafted again, signing as a catcher with the Montreal Expos in 1994 while studying Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Nebraska and the College of Idaho.
After a career cut short by injury, Kurt found him self in the non-profit industry, and for 18 years worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, Life’s Kitchen, and The Family Advocates holding positions of Executive Director, working in marketing, fundraising, and program development.
During that time Kurt continued his pursuit of photography as a form of self-expression and soon found himself in business at the urging of his family, and with votes of confidence from others in the field who felt he had the creative aptitude and “chops” to make it in a competitive industry.
Kurt has taught individual instruction since 2013 while growing his business to include shooting professional and high school sports, portraiture, food photography, and architectural/real estate photography. “My desire is to move students from the very scientific and mathematical side of photography to the true freedom of expression that photography affords us as a medium."