A day in Curt’s shoes could involve anything from team building to budgeting and scheduling to attending marketing events and pursuing new and exciting business in the power transmission sub-sector of Stantec’s Environment Services. He started out his career as a research biologist, studying endangered reptile, mammal and bird species from the deserts of California to the lakes of Alaska. Curt also spent six years working as a wind energy developer, leading multi-disciplinary teams including environmental, public relations, engineering, and planning, while maintaining budget and schedule control on several thousand megawatts of wind energy development. Recent projects at Stantec include threatened and endangered species habitat surveys, agency consultation, and permitting for the Monroe County - Council Creek 161kV Transmission Line Project, an avian powerline interaction compliance assessment for the California Valley Solar Ranch, and project management on a fast-track 100-mile natural gas pipeline project.
When Curt is not at work, he can be found tending to his vegetable gardens. Though he has one in his backyard, he also keeps a community plot. It is not only a place where people and nature come together, but where the diversity of his community becomes most apparent. In the latest count, there were 60 languages spoken by garden members.