Kirk is the Executive Director of the Fairfax County Park Authority and was selected by the American Academy of Park and Recreation Administrators (AAPRA) as a Fellow in 2015. He also earned a Fellowship through the Urban Land Institute.
He served prior as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Boulder, Colorado; Director and Deputy Director of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities for the City of Alexandria, Virginia; and Director of Parks and Recreation for Wythe County, Virginia. During his 36 years in the profession, Kirk has served on multiple Boards and committees over the years that include: Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, Economic Development, Boulder Park Foundation, Wythe County Tourism, the Virginia Recreation and Park Society Executive Board and Board Chair, the National Recreation and Park Association State Affiliates committee, Urban Directors Committee of the AAPRA.
He is well-known by his colleagues for his collaboration, leadership and his ability to engage with staff, colleagues, the community and political leaders. Kirk holds a BA in Recreation and Leisure Services, and Physical Education from Virginia Wesleyan College.