Marketing Manager

Dirk has a pretty storied background. No, seriously, like 4 books worth of stories. That's because Dirk is the author of a series of New York Times bestsellers depicting his life in Major League Baseball. Oh, yeah, did we mention he played Major League baseball? Well he did, which, combined with the books got him a role doing television and broadcasting for TBS during the 2013 post season, ESPN, TSN, Rogers SportsNet... Okay, you get it, he's done a few things. Born right here in Canton Ohio, Dirk is one of those rare kids that actually did what he said he'd some day do when he was all grown up. Now, with his first, second, and third career behind him, Dirk has carved out a niche for himself in digital marketing.

Dirk Dirk

Where he gained his knowledge about digital marketing

Dirk got his start in marketing when he built his first website to promote his early blog content-- later to become the best selling Bullpen Gospels. From there, he learned website development, SEO, and social marketing as a function of being a (mini) sports personality with books to promote. Now he's a Google Certified, Hubspot Certified, Facebook Certified marketer with years of experience at startups, agencies, and major corporations. Additionally, Dirk is a proud Golden Flash holding two degrees from Kent State: Communications and an MBA. 

Skills and Expertise

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Team Building & Motivating
  • Creative Thinking & Development

When not at work, Dirk's life revolves around

  • Flipping houses. He loves any reason to get out power tools
  • Baking breads, much to the delight of his carb-crazed neighbors
  • Playing with his son, Henry in the backyard
  • Doing whatever his wife tells him to do

Little known facts

  • Once, at a hibachi steakhouse, he caught 6 consecutive pieces of shrimp in his mouth, each tossed at him from a cook a table away (still had to pay full price)
  • He holds a PMP certification, which he attained simultaneously while getting his MBA
  • Has somehow managed to not watch a baseball game in two years

Favorite places on the web