Kirk, returned to Longview in 1992 after graduating from Texas Tech University. Kirk began his Insurance Career in 2009, joined Gans & Smith in 2012 and was named partner in 2014. He is active in the Longview community, as a member of First Methodist Church-Longview, Co-chair of the annual Friends of Asbury House Golf Tournament, active volunteer at the House of Disciples, Junior Achievement of East Texas, Newgate Mission, Longview 2020 and Longview Chamber of Commerce.
Kirk also coached youth baseball and youth soccer. Kirk is married to Lynne and they have 2 daughters. Kirk enjoys outdoor activities including golf, running, biking and all of the activities his family is involved with.