Dirk was born in Port Arthur, TX and went to Port Neches-Groves High School. He played baseball at Blinn College and Lamar University, where he studied marketing. Dirk started in the Life Insurance business in 1983 with Connecticut Mutual and became Territorial Manager for Texas with United Chambers Insured Plans in 1989. He has been working with agents since 1989 in the life, health, and senior markets. He is married with grandkids, and he loves to fish.