After over ten years serving in government, consulting, and higher education – including serving in four Governors’ Administrations in three states – Dirk enjoys serving America’s teachers and empowering students as a LiFT Consultant. Throughout his career he has always gained the greatest satisfaction from training and helping others to maximize their potential. He especially enjoys learning about early American History and teaching the principles of America’s founding to young people, challenging them to become the very best students and citizens.