Curtis has worked for CalTrout since 2000. His passion for all things water led him to pursue a masters degree in Fisheries from Utah State University. His first job out of graduate school was with The Nature Conservancy living and working at the McCloud River Preserve where in between hatches he successfully finished his thesis. When he is not canvassing California for CalTrout, he lives in Mt. Shasta with his wife Amy and their two daughters Greta and Isabel.