Grant Gurtin

Meet Grant Gurtin, an accomplished host and storyteller behind the Birds of Prey Podcast. With a rich background in sports media, including his role as Director of SportsLine at CBS Sports and the creation of Fanium Fantasy, Grant is a three-time startup founder. Notably, his first venture, Fanium, was acquired by CBS Sports in 2015. Grant's latest venture, the Birds of Prey Podcast, highlights the remarkable stories of FAU players, coaches, and administrators. His mission is to inspire listeners by showcasing the improbable success stories at FAU. Known for his engaging and thoughtful approach, Grant Gurtin fosters discussion and builds relationships across a wide range of topics. He is also the founding General Partner of Gurtin Ventures with over 40 active investments.

Dani Hurtado

Dani Hurtado, a Bolivian-born artist, has been shaped by a deep-seated passion for acting, filmmaking, and a profound connection to nature, firmly believing in their transformative power to instill compassion and understanding in all individuals.

A major milestone was hit when Dani lead’s role in her debut feature film, “Three Headed Beast,” earned the prestigious distinction of being an Official Selection at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. Not content with just acting, Dani then ventured into the director’s chair, successfully crowdfunding $13,646 for her film “Affogato,” in which she also played the lead character, Fanny.

Her dedication to the arts is exemplified by her high school achievement of earning a student Emmy for her role in an anti-bullying PSA. Beyond the silver screen, Dani boasts 8 years of experience as a versatile photographer, navigating both analog and digital formats, and as a creative director on various sets.

But Dani’s passions extend beyond the creative realm. She finds solace and purpose in volunteering on farms worldwide, where she delves into the nurturing embrace of nature and acquires knowledge about sustainable permaculture practices.

In her personal life, Dani cherishes her role as the loving dog mom to Kombucha, her Chorkie companion.

Arturo Rolón

Arturo Rolón, the editor and co-host of the Birds of Prey Podcast, brings a unique blend of small-town charm and creative passion to the team. Arturo's upbringing instilled in him a profound appreciation for life's simple pleasures, including sports. Arturo's journey into tennis is a testament to his determination and resilience. Inspired by watching Roger Federer's Wimbledon victory, he decided to join the tennis team, despite having never played the sport before. Though he initially struggled, Arturo's unwavering commitment to improvement eventually earned him a spot on the varsity team and even the captain's role. Arturo is not only a creative but also a charismatic communicator. He excels in the art of connection and finds joy in sharing his natural talents with others, making him an ideal candidate for teaching and inspiring those around him.