Kurt grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He became interested in hand therapy during his graduate program where he learned how to make splints and saw the complexity of the hand during upper extremity dissection courses. He enjoys seeing patients throughout their recovery process and likes the challenge of maximizing their function at work and at home. Kurt came to the Pacific Northwest to be close to nature and engage in a progressive and friendly community-centered culture. Kurt enjoys being outdoors and hiking on Oregon’s many trails and beaches. On his days off you’ll find him painting, swimming outdoors, playing board games or watching movies.