Kurt is the founder and owner of Waverider Helicopter Tours. He was born and raised on the East Coast where he obtained his Bachelor's in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Associate's in Aviation Science and Management. Kurt is a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard and Ocean City, Maryland Beach Patrol.

How did he end up over here you ask? His love of surfing and living near the coast has always kept him near the ocean. His dream was to live and fly in Southern California. After 31 years, he followed his dream out here! Kurt is a dual-rated commercial pilot in helicopters and airplanes, with an impeccable and safe pilot record. His number one concern is your safety, satisfaction, and to make sure you have an unforgettable and exciting experience!




Meet Danielle, our marketing manager for Waverider Helicopter Tours! Danielle was born and raised in Pasadena, MD. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Communications from Lycoming College and has experience working in the hospitality and customer service industry. Her passion for living near the ocean and the Southern California lifestyle fueled her decision to move here. In her free time, she loves surfing and paddleboarding, and anything involved with the beach and ocean! She brings a warm and energetic personality to Waverider Helicopter Tours and looks forward to making sure you get the best customer service possible!