Kurt is GeoEngineers’ president and a senior principal geologist with a leadership focus on marketing, business development and risk management. Since joining GeoEngineers in 1988, Kurt has overseen marquee projects for Puget Sound Energy, the University of Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus and headquarters.
In 2007, Kurt took on the role of CEO and led GeoEngineers for nine years during a period of significant expansion and development into new markets. In his current role as president, he especially enjoys drawing on his experience to mentor staff in the finer points of the business of professional consulting.
Kurt believes that the best way to connect with people is to work side-by-side on meaningful projects, as he does with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, where he currently serves as president, and the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) where he is a former president. Through his service to clients and community involvement, Kurt has created lifelong business relationships for GeoEngineers.
Kurt’s wife, Roberta, is a University of Washington School of Medicine administrator. Roberta and Kurt have two daughters, one of whom is a forestry major at the University of British Columbia and the other who is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with degrees in film studies and social anthropology. An adept piano player and self-described fanatical baseball fan, Kurt admits to indulging his “killer B passions: Baseball, Bruce (Springsteen) and Beethoven.”
ACEC Senior Executives Institute graduate, 2007
“Strategic Leadership” presentation/panelist, ASFE Spring Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2011
Instructor, ASFE’s Fundamentals of Professional Practice course, Denver, CO, 2009
“How to Survive a Lawsuit,” ASFE Case Study 69, Denver, CO, 2009
“It’s OK to Make a Profit,” panelist, ACEC Business Affairs Breakfast, Bellevue, WA, 2007
“Branch Offices—Why We Love Them (Most of the Time),” presented at the ASFE Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2007