About Us

Kurt Frega, Owner/Operator
     A native to North Carolina, Kurt was born in Chapel Hill and grew up in the Wilmington area. As a teenager, his family moved back to the Triangle, where he went on to study Biology at NC State University. Kurt has a strong interest in conservation efforts and is an active volunteer with the Turtle Survival Alliance.
     Before opening Carolina Habitats, Kurt worked as a curator at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for eight years where he cared for over 200 animals on a daily basis.
     Kurt currently lives outside of Hillsborough with his gracious wife, rambunctious son, menagerie of pets, and front yard full of native plants.