Kurt Riegel worked on both sides of “the regulatory fence” as a senior executive at the Department of the Navy managing environmental compliance and technology programs, and at the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy developing the technical underpinnings of regulatory programs. He is a scientist and formerly headed the National Science Foundation’s National Astronomy Centers. Since moving to Annapolis, he has been an active member of a number of environmental and civic organizations including the Sierra Club, Annapolis Environmental Commission, and Severn River Association. Presently, he serves on Anne Arundel County’s Severn River Commission and also its Bicycle Commission, chairs the Annapolis Transportation Board, and teaches environmental compliance management at Johns Hopkins University. When winds beckon, he and his wife Marieluise tend to disappear aboard their sailboat to cruise all around the Chesapeake Bay.