Kurt Himmelmann was born and raised in the St. Louis area. As an avid hiker, skier, and outdoor enthusiast, Kurt headed to the Rocky Mountains where he received his bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Colorado State University. Kurt came back to Missouri to complete an MBA in finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has worked in financial leadership positions with Hallmark Cards, ABC Laboratories and Addison Biological Laboratory. When he’s not outdoors in his spare time, he enjoys reading with special interest in Missouri’s role in the Civil War.