Dirk graduated from Sauk
Prairie High School before earning his bachelor's degree of arts
in Religious Studies from Seattle Pacific University in
Washington. He currently works as a substitute teacher while also
helping to take care of his family's dairy farm.
Dirk loves fishing, dancing and blind dates. Having played
basketball in high school and college, it is hands-down his
favorite sport. He prefers to watch "The Simpsons" and
"Saturday Night Live" on television, and declares
"Indiana Jones: The Lost Ark" and "The Matrix"
as his favorite movies. Describing himself as energetic, funny and
loud, he is most proud of being involved with helping
disadvantaged kids reach their full potential. He lists Martin
Luther King, Jr. and Larry Bird as his personal heroes because he
believes they are two examples of effective leaders who led by
Dirk's perfect day begins with an early morning fishing trip,
followed by a competitive game of basketball until it's time to
head for dinner at his favorite pizza place. Afterwards, he and
his friends dance the night away.
Dirk resides in Spring Green, Wisconsin. His birth date is June
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