Kurtis grew up on a farm in Ontario, building model rockets and catching frogs. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Laurier University, and a Masters of Science through the University of Guelph, where he published peer-reviewed articles on bioenergy and plant taxonomy. Super serious about making science fun, Kurtis has run university biology labs, has worked at Science World, and has literally sung about science to thousands on YouTube. He enjoys the small class sizes at BrainBoost where he teaches science, electronics, and video-making. On his ever-evolving list of interests you can currently find: hiking, cycling, reading and writing sci-fi, playing guitar, and practising German.