Curtis established his passion for wildlife in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, backpacking, skiing, and camping. Exposure to conservation efforts as a youth lead him to study creatures both big and small through, earning a B.Sc. in Biology from BYU. As an educator, he has found that connecting others to science, conservation, and wildlife is enormously rewarding. As the Education Coordinator for The Peregrine Fund, his goals are to bring our international conservation programs to life for our community through new exhibits, tours, and events. Curtis also serves as a Raptor Specialist, focused on training of our education birds. He was recently recognized by the IAATE (International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators) for exemplary training with an American Kestrel. Curtis aims to create experiences which help youth discover wildlife and conservation and helps them understand their role in the world around them.