Kurt Hildebrand, BA
Seattle Pacific University
Major: English Literature
Kurt grew up in Medford. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in English from Seattle Pacific University, he worked in copywriting, editing, and media relations. He then did research for the University of Washington on the foster care system. In 2006 he moved to Haiti to do research and grant writing for the National Human Rights Defense Network. In 2009, he became the Haiti director for MCC, a relief and development organization. He oversaw projects in education, reforestation and disaster response, including the 2010 earthquake. He returned to Oregon in 2016 and joined the College Dreams team. In January 2018 he succeeded Tom and Judie Drummond, who retired after 20 years of visionary leadership.
Kurt loves the spirit of collaboration and innovation in the Rogue Valley. He lives in Medford with his wife and daughter. They miss Haiti’s beaches, but enjoy the trees and tide pools of the Pacific Northwest.