Curtis was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where he grew up fishing and surfing. He ventured to New England in 2008 to pursue a masters in poetry at Emerson College. After school he worked as a teacher for 11 years and currently works for Boston Public Schools as an internal consultant. When he's not at home with his wife, daughter, and pit bull pup, he's at Mystic one day a week pouring beers. Fun fact: four years ago he hated IPAs; now they're his beer of choice.