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Kurt has been meditating since 1996, when after a few months of struggling to learn meditation, something clicked and meditation totally transformed his life. His experience includes 22 years of daily meditation, classes and retreats with teachers in various traditions. Kurt has been teaching since 2009.

From 1987 through 2004, he worked in business--as a co-founder or manager of various businesses. He also helped start and run a small mental health education program for families in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kurt is on the board of a mid-sized, global industrial corporation (PIDC).

Kurt is certified as a Mindfulness Teacher (Professional Level, CMT-P) by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, a guiding professional association for the mindfulness field. His formal education includes a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (1990) and an MBA (1993), both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and coaching training from CTI in 2009.

He is married with one child and lives in East Lansing. He speaks fluent German.