In June of 2009, Kurt left as a managing partner of MKEC Engineering Consultant in Kansas City to open the doors of LORAX Design Group. This opportunity allows him to continue doing what he does best – using his passion for design to turn outdoor spaces into meaningful and memorable places that invite people to fully engage in their surroundings and make a positive impact on the environment. Kurt has an extensive background in the industry where his professional focus has included private residences, large master-planned residential communities, corporate office campuses, commercial retail centers, entertainment districts and mixed-use development projects. He recently completed the Genesis Educational Program and is the first SWD accredited individual in Kansas City (Society of Watershape Designers). Kurt is refreshed by movie marathons and spending time with his family. He recently toured the east coast with his son, making stops at several famous baseball stadiums.