Dirk and his family are lifelong Peorians and take great pride in being a part of the community. His wife (Katie) is a Social Studies Teacher and the Director of Admissions at Peoria Notre Dame High School and they have two young children (Drake-6 and Claire-4). Before getting into real estate, Dirk was an insurance agency owner for 11 years and Hall of Fame member All American within his company. The Real Estate business always intrigued Dirk, so he decided to take up a new challenge and was honored to join the Knell Group. He cherishes the strong personal relationships that he has built over his lifetime and always looks forward to achieving his client’s real estate goals. Dirk has loved his years volunteering for the Make A Wish Foundation and various Chamber of Commerce organizations. In his free time, Dirk looks forward to spending time with his family, watching sports, exercising, and cooking.