J. Curtis Boatman began volunteering with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) with the Fort Belvoir Program under Program Lead Dr. Mike Cherwick in 2008. His early responsibilities included cleaning sites following program outings and cooking for those in attendance. His role quickly expanded to encompass guiding and classroom instruction. Among Curt’s many contributions to PHWFF are his roles as a founding volunteer for the Annual Harmans Cabins weekend trip in West Virginia, the Panama City Beach, FL trip, and Healing Waters Lodge trip in Twin Bridges, MT. Curt has also been a volunteer with the Atlanta, GA program, Program Lead for the Atlanta, Ga program, and Regional Coordinator the South East Region. Recently Curt relocated back to the Washington, DC area where he is a volunteer with the Ft Belvior program and the Regional Coordinator of the National Capital Region of PHWFF.
Since receiving a BS in Aeronautical Studies with a minor in Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1991, Curt has been employed in the airline industry. He is currently flying for American Airlines as an Airbus 320 Captain based out of Washington, DC. His tremendous work with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing was recognized at the 2015 AirPower Foundation Dinner where the “Citizen Hero Award” was bestowed upon him.