Although Dirk’s well acquainted and experienced in many tax and financial advisory issues, there are a few particulars that set him apart. He is a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA®), an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), as well as an Enrolled Agent (EA).
He graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Grand View University. He began working that same year at Farm Bureau Financial and later at New England Financial before arriving to LPL Financial. He holds the FINRA 6 and 63 through LPL Financial and 65 registration with Retire Right. From April of 2016 through May of 2019 Dirk was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Iowa Accountancy Board.
Dirk has written financial advisory articles in publications like “The Register”. Dirk also has presented educational tax seminars to The Iowa Chiropractic Society, Des Moines’s Northwest Senior Center, Two Rivers Real Estate Investors Group, Urbandale Senior Center, Clive Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle Chamber of Commerce, New Iowa Entrepreneurs Coalition, Iowa Biz Group, REMAX Real Estate Agents Group, SCORE (Small Business Mentoring and Training), and the West Des Moines Senior Center.
Dirk lives in West Des Moines with his wife Jodi, they have two daughters, Cassidy, and Calista, and one grandson Kalijha.