Originally from the Gold Coast, Kurt had a decorated 11-year AFL career with the Adelaide Crows and Sydney Swans, playing 178 games across both clubs. His career highlights include winning the leading goalkicker award at Adelaide in 2010, and Sydney in 2013. Prior to being drafted, he was a QAFL premiership winner with Southport Sharks.

After retiring from AFL football, Kurt has forged a career in property and business development in the Gold Coast region. He also spent time with the SUNS in 2021 as a part-time ruck coach.

Kurt has a Master of Commerce degree from Sydney University and is currently studying Psychological Science at Bond University on the Gold Coast.