Kurt grew up in central Illinois and graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He entered the real estate world in 2000 with GSF Mortgage and soon realized he thrived teaching renters how to become homeowners. In 2008, alongside the president of GSF Mortgage and fellow lenders, Kurt embarked on his real estate journey by creating a full-service brokerage, commonly known as Insider Show Homes, assisting investors identify and renovate over 500 homes in the Chicagoland area. By resolving to help as many people as possible purchase their own home, Insider Show Homes became a prominent name on the south side and in the South Suburbs of Chicago. In 2016, Kurt became the Managing Broker/Owner of Insider Show Homes and in 2020 folded it into Keller Williams Infinity, in order to take advantage of their extensive coaching, technology, and training. Kurt and his wife Marilee have resided in Aurora since 1997 where they have raised two children, Samantha and Troy. When not working, Kurt enjoys running with friends and date nights with his wife.