Kurt grew up in Dayton, Ohio where he was placed in foster care at the age of 2 and remained in care until he was emancipated due to his parents being addicted to drugs and alcohol. Throughout his time in care, Kurt experienced many things that are similar to what many children have gone through in care.
After Kurt was emancipated he attended Sinclair Community College where he received his Associate degree and successfully completed the police academy. Kurt went on to serve as a police officer and Sergeant at Wright State University where he has earned his Bachelor and Master degree. During Kurt’s career as a police officer he has received local, state, and federal recognition for his work with foster youth and his work as a committed police officer to keep people safe.
Kurt has served as a panel member throughout the state to speak on behalf of at-risk youth and children in foster care and has been invited to be a Keynote speaker at local colleges, churches, and other organizations to share his story and bring attention to the work that still needs to be done for his fellow brothers and sisters in care.
Kurt is also a licensed realtor where he donates part of his commission for a program he started called, Holden Forever Home where he gives to organizations to support children in care and foster to adoption services to help children find their forever home.
Kurt currently resides in Xenia, Ohio with his wife and two young children where he takes great pride in being an active father, husband and to leave a legacy for the Holden family for many generations to come.