Kurt will be the first LGBTQ member of the Washoe County School Board
Kurt Thigpen was born and raised in rural Hazlehurst, GA to a working-class family. After graduating college at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, GA he moved to Reno in 2011 to pursue a career in digital marketing. He went on to work in Renown Health’s internal marketing department from 2014-2018 as a digital strategist before becoming CEO of Ace Studios in 2018. He is married to his husband actor & comedian Chris Thigpen, who is a Navy veteran and is Creative Director of Ace Studios.