Kurtis Fafard was born and raised in the rural community of Broadview SK. Kurtis spent countless hours working on his grandparents' two farms while growing up. After high school, he attended SIAST in Regina, SK and completed his Motor Vehicle Body Repair course. In 2004, Kurtis started with Seed Hawk as the Paint Shop Lead. After about a year, he ended up leaving Seed Hawk for 2.5 years to acquire his Journeyman certificate and Red Seal in his trade. As soon as he completed this, Kurtis returned to Seed Hawk as an Export Technician. He has held many positions within the company since 2007, with his most recent position being the R&D Shop Manager.