Key skills: GIS cartography and analysis, design, ecology, green infrastructure, sustainable development, technical writing, research.
Curtis’ work focuses on using restoration and conservation to solve complex ecological problems under the lens of future climate change. He is particularly interested in implementing nature-based solutions as a holistic approach to support human and natural systems.
Curtis has worked as a civil engineer for the past three years designing green infrastructure systems to manage and treat stormwater runoff. Through this work he gained a strong base in engineering design, GIS, hydrological modeling, technical writing, and an understanding of nature-based solutions. His work in this field exposed him to projects at the intersection between humans and nature, providing him with the knowledge of ecological systems and their interaction with the human environment.
Curtis holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM) from Dalhousie University. During his master’s degree he focused on conservation and climate change adaptation through several real-world projects. This included a provincial conservation prioritization analysis and a study on tidal energy development in the Bay of Fundy. His MREM program fostered a deep understanding of critical environmental problems and their associated socio-political challenges while his background in engineering provided him with strong technical and quantitative abilities.
Outside of work, Curtis spends much of his free time listening to music and playing his guitar, reading a good book, exploring the outdoors, and cooking for friends and family.