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, the Panama City Beach, FL trip, and the annual trip to West Virginia. In addition to his role as Regional Coordinator for Southeast, Curt also serves as the Program Lead for the Atlanta, GA Program.
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 330 First Officer based out of Charlotte, NC. 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.