Kurtlan Massarsky hates writing bios, which distinguishes him from absolutely nobody. However, he is proud to have been with the Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) for nearly 8 years as their first Director of Development and Marketing. In this capacity, Kurtlan (who uses he/him/his pronouns) has had the pleasure of supporting LGBTQ+ youth leaders implement programs, policies, and systems that make Massachusetts, and the world, a better place to be. Outside of his work at BAGLY, Kurtlan is an advocate for animal rescue organizations, an active member of his UU congregation in Beverly, MA, and is involved in local politics (with no plans or desire to run for elected office). Kurtlan heartily recommends reading fantasy and urban fiction and listening to the Lizard People: Comedy and Conspiracy Theories podcast.
Kurtlan came to BAGLY in August 2011, and brings with him extensive experience as a fundraiser and development professional. He has been involved with many GLBTQ and non-profit organizations, including The Trevor Project, New York City Opera and most recently the Northeast Animal Shelter. While at Bard College, Kurtlan was an active crisis intervention counselor for issues surrounding domestic & sexual violence, with special attention given to GLBTQ relationship violence.