Capt. Kirk was born and raised in the southern town of Charleston, South Carolina. The Holy City, as it is commonly referred to, is completely surrounded by woods and water. As a young boy his father took him fishing at every opportunity he could on the backwaters of the Edisto, Ashley, Cooper, and Kiawah Rivers exploring the many waterways of the backcountry. Hours were also spent combing the big lakes Moultrie and Marion too near Columbia, South Carolina. Some of his fondest memories were fishing the Charleston Jetties at the entrance to Charleston Harbor. His Dad would drop the boys off on the rocks to catch whatever they could with their Calcutta poles and fiddler crabs.
In the early 70’s he moved to Cocoa Beach to attend college and there got the opportunity to fish the Banana and Indian rivers as well as explore Mosquito Lagoon. There he met his wife Kate whom helped him explore the areas wealthy fishing opportunities from Sebastian Inlet to Playlinda Beach. Here they would explore the back country catching redfish, trout, and a number of other species.
They moved in the early 80’s to Jacksonville Beach and raised 2 children, Lara and Kyle, while Kirk spent considerable time teaching the kids how to fish and exploring this vast wealth of water from Saint Augustine to Fernandina. During this time he managed to become a grandfather and would welcome another angler to the club, Madison. In 1995 Kirk met Kevin Faver who was guiding at the time and encouraged him to get his USCG Captains license. Some time shortly after that Kevin began hosting a radio program with Jaguar Defensive End Jeff Lageman called the Outdoors Show. Initially he gave field reports from Mayport but shortly thereafter was asked to come on as third Co-Host. The rest is history.
Captain Kirk also currently writes articles for Coastal Angler Magazine, Mandarin and Ponte Vedra Newsline Magazines. He does frequent reports for the Florida Times Union Newspaper and submits material to Guy Harvey Online Magazine. A Pro Staffer for Pathfinder Boats, Yamaha Outboards, and Pure Fishing he has been featured in numerous prominent TV shows like Wayne Pearson’s Outdoor Guides, Captain Kevin Favers Tales of the Outdoors, George Palveromo’s World of Salt Water Fishing and Jim Clements “What’s Your Opinion”.He also is an Instructor for Quality Maritime International teaching courses in Maritime Navigation for Captains certification.