Fall Fundraising Event

Silent and Live Auction Items for The Young Life Green Bay Fall Fundraising Dessert 2016

Come early at 5:30pm and start your bidding! These are some amazing items! Silent auction bidding closes at 6:45pm just prior to the live auction’s start. The program for the evening begins promptly at 7pm. A huge thank you to everyone that donated items for this amazing night !


Only 150 tickets will be sold for the raffle and you will have 2 opportunities to win. The first ticket drawn has choice of either item.

Tickets are $20/ticket or 3 for $50 with a maximum of 3 tickets sold to any individual.

  • Jordy Nelson Stretched Canvas which will be signed tonight with a photo opportunity for authenticity purposes. Optional item personalization available.
  • Life-size Jordy Nelson standing photo cutout which will be signed tonight with a photo opportunity for authenticity purposes. Optional item personalization available.

Live Auction

Bart Starr and Jerry Kramer Autographed Frame

Jordy Nelson Private Tour of Lambeau Field – The ultimate fan dream can be realized with a stadium/locker room tour for 8 with Jordy Nelson. This is an incredible fan experience like none-other. The tour can take place the day before a home regular-season game in the afternoon.

Silent Auction

1 -Experience Kewaunee brought to you by Carter’s Collision LLC

Visit the spirit of the lakeshore with a trip to Kewaunee, WI for an overnight adventure. Please see description of the experience on the silent auction table.  The basket includes gift Certificates to Konop Meats, Krohn Dairy Store, Pretty Please Boutique, Karsten Hotel, Port O’Call, Kewaunee Bowl and Amy’s Coffee House.  The basket also contains Carter’s Collision gear including a hat and 2 Carter’s Collision sweatshirts.

2 – Long Rifle Soap Co. Basket – Amanda Brooker

Long Rifle Soap Company is a Green Bay artisan soap company specializing in timeless bath and body products for men and women. They make their natural soaps in small batches the old fashioned way, known as cold process. Like a fine wine, their soaps are aged for six weeks before going to market. Basket contains a shaving soap, shaving brush, aftershave and matching soap.

3- American Antiques Sapphire Sterling Pendant

A perfect sapphire pendant surrounded by sparkling diamond accents.  This is a good choice for every day or any special occasion and it could be yours.

4- American Antiques custom Green Bay Packer bracelet and $25 Gift Certificate

This one of kind Green Bay Packers bracelet  can only be found at American Antiques.   It also includes a $25 gift certificate to enjoy at American Antiques.

5 – American Antiques Football Necklace

This unique necklace will jazz up your game day attire.  Treat yourself to this beautiful necklace or gift it to someone who loves football.  It also includes a $25 gift certificate to American Antiques.

6 – Captains Walk Winery Wine Tasting and Lounge Party

Enjoy a personal wine tasting followed by an hour long party with up to 12 guests in our lounge at Captain’s Walk Winery. Enjoy the included bottle of Riesling from Captains Walk while you plan your gathering. The lounge is an intimate small event venue rental. The comfortable seating and warm ambiance of the Captain’s Walk lounge is perfect for six guests and is cozy with 12. This small event venue rental in Green Bay features include Wi-Fi and a flatscreen TV with DVD player. There’s also a library of books to enjoy.

7- 90 minute Deluxe Pedicure – The Day Spa – Your Essential Escape

Enjoy and relax during a 90 Minute Deluxe Pedicure – includes foot bath, exfoliation, foot masque, nail and cuticle care and polish application. Basket also includes throw blanket, Burts Bees Hand and Foot cream, Hand Salve, cuticle cream and lip balm.

8 – Children’s Museum Basket with 4 admission tickets

The Children’s Museum of Green Bay serves the developmental needs and interests of children by providing educational exhibits and programs that stimulate curiosity and motivation through hands-on play and exploration.  This is a fun package for the kids and the whole family.  The gift basket includes 4 admission tickets, Magnetic Letters, TY stuffed monkey, Youth medium Children’s Museum t-shirts, rubber ducky, toy plane, Packers bear, stackable animal blocks, coloring book and pet shop magnetic book.

9 – Cannery Gift Basket with $50 Gift Certificate 

This gift basket includes a $50 Gift Certificate to The Cannery, Vino De Eyzaguirre Cabernate Sauvignon, 4 stemless wine glasses and a beautiful wine stopper.

10 – Thornberry Golfing Experience 

This certificate entitles the bearer to 4 rounds of golf including a cart on our Legends Course.

11 – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Broadway Season Tickets

Two season tickets for the incredible Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Broadway Series. Shows include: Sound of Music, The Bodyguard, Cabaret, Finding Neverland and Beautiful. Seats are in Section Grand 1 in Row A Seats 327 & 328.

12 – Sonny’s Pizzeria 

Sonny’s Pizzeria is a casual pizzeria and bar serving Chicago-Style pies in a family- friendly venue with a game room.  Take the whole family to Door County and enjoy $100 gift certificate to have dinner together.  Basket includes two $50 gift cards and a nice quarter zip sweatshirt.

13 – Outdoor Movie Screen In Your Yard – Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies

Gather all your friends to your yard for a summer movie night on an 18ft Inflatable Movie Screen provided by Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies of Green Bay. The Service Includes: Inflatable Movie Screen, HD Projection, Concert-Grade Sound System, Blu-Ray Player, Audio Mixer and Wireless Microphones, Options for Live TV and Video Gaming, Experienced Event Host to set up, tear down, and operate equipment

14 – Evolution Massage Gift Basket 

Spend some relaxing time at the spa.  This basket includes $70 gift card, ginger & waldo –hand and body lotion, vegan sugar scrub and two lip balms

15 – Palette and Pub plus Tuscons Gift Card

You and a friend can create this beautiful painting! Palette and Pub is Green Bay’s ‘Paint and Sip’ art studio. You’ll create an acrylic painting in a relaxed group setting and if you choose, enjoy wine, beer, nonalcoholic drinks, appetizers or desserts. We provide everything you will need to create the painting. You just need to bring your friend! A friendly instructor will guide you step-by-step, no experience is necessary.  Includes two gift certificates for a painting class of your choice. Combine this fun evening with dinner at Tuscons with a $25 gift card and you can’s go wrong!

16 – Two Tickets to One on One with the Boys with Jake Ryan – WIXX 101 FM

Join Green Bay Packers Jake Ryan and Murphy, Nick Vitrano, Katie and their Packers Guest on a Thursday evening at 6pm at the WIXX Atrium for the One on One with the Boys show. This also includes your choice of a picture or Packers autograph. This certificate expires 12/31/2016 and could change due to Packers schedule.

17 – Concert Tickets! Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Duke FM 93.5 & 99.7 – Duke FM plays the legends of country!

Two concert tickets to see country legends, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Wait, that’s not all! The concert is on Friday, March 10th at The Meyer Theater.  Gift basket also includes 3 Duke FM hats.

18 – Skull Candy Headphones and $15 iTunes Gift Card 

This package would make a great gift  and includes one pair of Skull Candy Headphones and a $15 iTunes Gift Card.

19 – Barbie Basket donated by Viola’s Doll House  

This is a little girl’s dream! It would make a fabulous birthday or Christmas gift.  Gift basket is filled with fun Barbie items.

20 -De Pere Cinema Cafe Package 

This family fun package includes 4 Movie Tickets, 1 Large Popcorn, 2 Large Sodas and candy.  This is something fun to do in the colder months with the family.

21-NFL Mini Helmet Autographed by Paul Hornung

Hall of Fame Running Back for the Green Bay Packer Paul Hornung signed Mini Helmet brought to you by HJ Martin & Sons.

22- DJ For Any Occasion 

Make your party the ultimate experience for you and your guests. Our Area Director, Kirk Foote, will DJ a house party, corporate event, etc.  Kirk is a talented “musicologist” and his wife, Amy, can come too – she is is the real party starter! Kirk doesn’t do this as a business, but has djayed for years for friends as a serious hobby. Package includes DJ, sound system, and party lights.

23- Candy Vending Machine 

This is fun item for your home or office to provide all your friends with yummy treats.  It dispenses up to 4 different treats either candy or nuts.  This item also comes with supplies to fill up your machine for the first time, it includes Skittles, Peanut M&Ms and Chocolate M&Ms.

24- Lularoe by Andrea Longley 

Gift package includes a $75 gift certificate to use at Andrea’s Lularoe Boutique, please contact her to find a time when you can come shop and use your money to anything of your choice! Also includes a pair of One Size leggings and a pair of Tall and Curvy leggings.

25- Autographed Brett Favre Picture 

NFL Hall of Fame Green Bay Packer Quarterback Brett Favre signed photograph

26- Milwaukee Bucks Tickets 

This voucher includes 4 tickets to the Milwaukee Bucks Game against the Orlando Magic on 11/21/16.  IMPORTANT: The winner MUST secure the tickets within 3 business days of the auction (11/10/16).  The winner will be provided with the contact information to claim the tickets.

27- Phillips Sonicare Spin-brush

This basket contains a Phillips Sonicare Spin-brush and dental hygiene kit.

28- Simply Ballroom Dance Classes

Two certificates are available.  Each certificate includes one introductory ballroom dance lesson, one private dance less and 8 group classes. This is perfect to do as a couple for a continued date night.  Have a friend bid on the other certificate and you can do it as a group.

29- Grace Yoga Studio – Enjoy a month of relaxation and exercise at Grace Yoga studio.  Gift basket includes one month unlimited membership, Grace Yoga t-shirt, Grace Yoga tank top, Grace Yoga hat and journal.

30- Private Party Rental of Ryan Borowicz’ “The Driveway” – Enjoy up to 3 hours of private rental of this brand new state of the art facility. The Driveway will provide an employee to run basketball games, dodgeball, ping pong, foosball and Xbox One (NBA 2K or FIFA Soccer). Event includes hot frozen pizzas and bottled water for up to 30 people. You can bring in additional food to suit your needs. Party can exceed 30, but supplied food/beverage max is 30 people. The Driveway has one full sized college court (94′ x 50′).  It also has two short side courts (64′ x 50′).  There are six hoops in total.

Fall Fundraising Event

Fall Fundraising Dessert Is Here!

The time is now to join the awesome movement that supports and loves kids in our community called Young Life! We are inviting you to learn more about what has happened, what’s happening, and what will happen through the staff and volunteers of Young Life in the lives of kids in Green Bay.


  • 0516-nelson-1500x691-3Jordy and Emily Nelson of the Green Bay Packers are hosting the night. Join them and their other teammates as we celebrate all that happening in the lives of kids.
  • Our Area Director, Kirk Foote, is the keynote speaker for the evening.
  • Hear from kids from our community!
  • Have a great time with great people! The desserts are awesome!
  • RSVP by midnight tonight (Thursday, October 27th if you want to be in the drawing for  a $100 gift certificate for The Cannery Public Market for a great dinner! Use this link to RSVP: https://greenbay.younglife.org/Pages/Fundraiser.aspx
  • When: Monday, November 7th.
  • What Time: 6pm-7pm social hour and auction. 7pm-8:30pm program.
  • Where: The KI Convention Center, connected to the Hyatt Regency at 333 Main St. in Green Bay. Park in the free parking garage across main street from the KI Center.
  • Cost: There is no cost to attend the dessert. We will give you and opportunity to partner with Young Life through both one-time and monthly giving that eventing in addition to the auction.

We can’t wait to see you!

Glow Run

YL Glow Run Presented by the Matt Schmidt Faith Foundation

Young Life Glow Run from Young Life Green Bay on Vimeo.

This year the Young Life Glow Run has a “Presenting Sponsor” for the first time. The Matt Schmidt Faith Foundation has jumped into that role. What’s incredibly special about this is that Matt Schmidt was originally a Young Life kid and eventually a Young Life Leader (see photos below). Matt passed away in a tragic car accident on March 30th of this year (obituary).

When Matt moved back to Green Bay, he reached out with interest around how he could reconnect with Young Life. God had been working in his life and he wanted to share his life with youth in Green Bay. We connected him to a young adult group who were exploring what it meant to be Young Life Leaders and he eventually stepped into the role of being a volunteer leader. He served in this role until his job needed him to work 2nd shift as a supervisor which conflicted with his being available to kids when they were out of school. Matt missed being in that role formally, but maintained an informal connection to Young Life both organizationally and with kids.

Matt’s family has shared with us that his favorite run of the year had become the Young Life Glow Run. Established in 2014 as an incredibly fun event that not only was a great time for participants, but created a space for Young Life kids to work and earn money toward their experiencing Young Life Camp themselves. Just like Matt had done in high school. While the race was an “untimed fun run” Matt was always pretty amped up and ran it so fast that he finished in the top couple spots both years. Matt had a gift for embracing what he cared about. He loved running and loved Young Life in Green Bay. The Glow Run was a great fit for him.

It’s an honor to have the Matt Schmidt Faith Foundation as our presenting sponsor for the Glow Run. We feel like it’s a natural partnership and will be part of carrying on Matt’s legacy. Matt made a big impact through his life and we are excited to see that impact continue through this awesome relationship.


Matt (front left in white) in 2006 as a camper at Young Life’s Timber Wolf Lake.


Green Bay area students at high school Young Life Camp in 2014. Matt, now a YL Leader, is right in the middle behind the back row in “the background” with a big smile on his face. This picture was taken in almost the exact same place as the 2006 photo.

Glow Run Details:

The run/walk/dance is June 18th, 2016 at 8:45pm. It starts at Green Bay’s City Hall and ends on the CityDeck by Hagemeister Park!

New this year ~ Youth Pricing ~ Kids 12 and under can register for just $15

Go to ylglowrungb.com for all the details and to register!

Registration includes:

  • Entry fee to Glow Run
  • Event T-Shirt (see design on right)
  • Complimentary beer or soda at the finish line
  • Entry to the 101 WIXX After Party

Highlights for this year’s event include:

  • Best Glow Group Contest ~ Win a Wing Party from Hagemeister Park
  • DJ TeK is back again all the way from Minneapolis to spin the best dance music around
  • Glow Accessory Giveaways
  • Crossfit Green Bay Fitness Fun Zone ~ Earn glow accessories!
  • New glow & music zones added to an updated course design so you experience even more fun!!
  • Temporary Tattoos are back with a new design!!
  • Start time of Glow Run moved to 8:45PM so we get even more glow power

And….we’re adding more every day!

The best part…100% of the proceeds from this event directly helps local Green Bay Area middle and high school kids so they can have “the best week of their lives” at Young Life Camp!

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General Young Life Updates

Quite a Year

Hope.HOPE. It’s a word that has both significant and cheesy overtones. We toss the word around and it becomes interchangeable with the word “wish”. I hope/wish it will not snow today. In this sense it’s a word left to chance. For me the word HOPE has a more significant meaning. It means that a path can be seen to take us to what’s next. There is light at the end of the tunnel and we can get there. It’s tangible. It’s real. It’s attainable. It’s not a wish left to chance.

When I inject the word HOPE into what is happening with Young Life in the Green Bay area here is what comes to mind:

  • Kids see their future as bright.GT4A0180
  • Kids not only see a bright future, but they see it with Christ at the center of it.
  • Struggling families are being restored.
  • Younger brothers and sisters are looking up to their older siblings that are involved with Young Life and can’t wait until it’s their turn to be part of what God is doing in and through it.
  • Financial donors are intimately connected to what is happening in the lives of kids. Their support is less transactional and much more relational.
  • We hired Jenae Weyer as our Associate Area Director. The future is bright!
  • Our middle school ministry is growing rapidly under the leadership of Jorge Gonzalez and Jenny Perez.
  • Kids are building relationships with other kids across boundaries that separate us like socio-economics, race, and ethnicity.
  • More kids are having access to Young Life experiences like summer camp because of the generosity of people and smoother systems allowing kids to earn those resources.
  • More and more kids being matched through Young Life Mentoring. Deeper transformation is Young Life Mentoringtaking place in their beautiful lives.
  • New volunteers are rearing their heads from new sources.
  • We are on the cusp of starting new ministry in the special needs community.
  • People in new communities are reaching out asking for conversations about how to start Young Life in their community.
  • and the list can go on and on…

We want to thank you for your support and advocacy for all that is happening in kids lives. Without YOU there is no Young Life. Without YOU there is no HOPE.

Kirk Blog Bio

Food For Thought

Lacrosse and Weddings

Recently Amy and I drove to Minnesota for a wedding. This wasn’t just a typical wedding though, it was a special wedding. I had been asked to officiate the marriage of a former Young Life kid (now in his 30’s). When he was in high school I was also his lacrosse coach. We had been though a lot. His closest friend and teammate tragically ended his life. It was beyond shocking as he was the captain of the lacrosse team, loved by all that knew him, and was full of life. Over 3,000 people attended his visitation.

As you might guess, this season of life was a difficult one for all of us. I was a young(er) man in my 20’s and I was in way over my head in this situation. In the moment I reached out to many of my trusted mentors asking for wisdom and guidance as to how to lead so many hurting people through such deep pain. We held a community forum for kids to gather and grieve. I shared a reflection at the funeral and had the honor of being a pall-bearer for that amazing young man. Not to over-use the sports metaphor, but I “left it all on the field” that spring. Our team grew close through the experience. Young Life grew as kids were seeking the Love that only Christ offers. It was a meaningful response to one of the most traumatic things we had been through up to that point in our lives. That June, exhausted from the intensity of that tragedy plus a run at the state lacrosse championship that fell a goal short, I retreated to a friends cabin in Ely, MN on Burtside Lake for 13 days of near-solitude. I spent the days reading scripture, journaling, laying on the dock under the sun and stars. I emerged renewed in mind, body and soul.

The wedding weekend was beyond “fun” for me as many of the young men on that team, now all grown up, some with wives and children, gathered to participate in this day of marriage. We told old stories as we relived glorious moments (we went on to win the next 2 state championships). Not surprisingly, the most significant conversations that took place were about those days of loss. The pain that it carried for each of us that walked through it. Stories of their resulting escape through increased drug-use, unhealthy relationships, and physically running-away as coping mechanisms were shared with the clarity that only years of introspection can offer.

Eyes welled with tears on many an occasion throughout the rehearsal, wedding & reception. We were so very happy for our friend who was getting married and so very grateful for one another. I told Amy that I felt like a lottery winner all weekend as so many of those guys shared verbal thank you’s with me for the personal and spiritual leadership I was able to muster in those days and the years that have followed. In that moment, I was just a coach that seemed to care. Many of them now know what actually fuels me each day, to do what I can to allow as many people to experience the love of Jesus through my life and those I have the privilege of leading.

Young Life Leaders walk through the laments of this world alongside kids and ultimately we get to lead them to the well of living water (John 4:1-26) where they have the opportunity to drink. Kids across the Green Bay area are responding to that opportunity all the time with their Young Life Leaders. We get to live out the calling that God has placed on our lives and occasionally He gives us a little peek on it’s impact on those he has called us to share our lives with. The relationships that we create are authentic and not part of a program. Our prayer is that they last far beyond high school graduation for a lifetime. Thanks for your part in making Young Life possible in Green Bay.

Kirk Blog Bio

General Young Life Updates



Jenny Perez, Student Staff, at a pre-season Packers game with some middle school students this fall.

There’s a new vibe floating around the Young Life office this fall.  It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what that vibe is, but the best way to label it would be to call it “team”.

1.5 years ago we gathered members of our Executive Committee, members of our staff, and volunteer Young Life Leaders for a strategic planning process. One of the major action items that came out of that process included hiring an Associate Area Director. This role would be a direct extension of my (Kirk’s) role as the Area Director. We wanted to move our area from being “good” to “great”. Amazingly, we found the perfect person for that role right under our noses.

Jenae Weyer had been involved  with Young Life for over 8 years as a volunteer Leader with us. She was currently working with Child Protection Services for Brown County, but was open to exploring a staff role with us. After a thorough interview and discernment process, we offered the role to Jenae and she accepted. Her first day with us was August 24th and she has already been an incredible contributor on our team. Jenae entered a 2 year training track and will be heading to New Staff Training in January for a week for intensive training. We can’t wait to see how God will use her as we both deepen and widen our impact across the greater Green Bay area.

We have had the privilege of having Jorge Gonzalez be on staff with us leading our middle school ministry around Washington and Edison middle schools for the past two years. Jorge was in a special training program where he was able to continue as a college student, but also be trained through what is called the “Latino Initiative”.  Jorge flew to southern California/Arizona 5 times over those two years to gather for training with other students in the training program. That time proved to be incredibly valuable for him and he graduated from the program in May. Jorge is continuing on staff with us as Student Staff as he completes his education and is working with both our middle and high school ministry on the East side of Green Bay.

Following in Jorge’s footsteps is Jenny Perez. We first got to know Jenny as a Young Life kid, then volunteer Leader, and now she’s a student at St. Norbert College and has entered the Latino Student Staff Initiative as well. Jenny is working with Jorge as they both lead our middle school ministry on the East side of Green Bay.

Our staff is rounded out with two incredible people. Wendy Hill has been our Office Coordinator for nearly 4 years. The skills that she brings to the team are immense and appreciated by everyone that comes in contact with her. More than her skills, her faith guides her every day and she is a strong spiritual force on the team. Heather Faulkner has been in her role as the Mentor Coordinator for about 1.5 years and has really stepped into a flow where she leads Mentors and Mentees through an incredible process of growth. Heather has been involved with Young Life in Green Bay for over 10 years and is also a spiritual force to be reckoned with. In addition to her role as the Mentor Coordinator, as a volunteer she leads our Preble/East Young Life Club with passion and commitment.

While she’s not on staff, Amy Foote, adds incredible value to the team as a volunteer. He schedule allows her to be at our weekly staff meeting and her 17 years of Young Life experience in both staff and volunteer roles brings incredible depth and insight to both the direct ministry and Executive Committee sides of Young Life. Amy is also mentoring Jenny Perez in her Student Staff role. Even better, I get to be married to her!

So, you add this incredible group of people to an already potent group of volunteers and you end up with a pretty powerful group that define “team”. They care deeply about middle and high school students in our community. They are giving their lives away as they lead youth toward Christ and I am thankful that I get to be part of it. Look out Green Bay, this group might just give the other big team in town a run for it’s money!

by Kirk Foote, Area Director, Young Life Green Bay

General Young Life Updates

Our Volunteer Leaders Are Great…BUT We Need More!

It’s the time of the school year where our Young Life Clubs are wrapping up, fundraising for Young Life Camp is reaching a fever pitch and we start to see signs of transition on our teams of volunteers. This year is no exception. We have a few leaders that either have or will be transitioning to a new season of life and we are full of mixed emotions. We are thrilled that they are heading in the direction that God is taking them, but sad that some great people will no longer be in direct contact with kids in our community. Their reasons for transition are hard to argue with…moving to Hawaii, going back to school to become a math teacher, having babies, and new jobs in new places. Therefore we are in need of more people to join our teams!  Here are a few of our needs:

  • Leaders for our Bay Port Young Life Club. Do you live in the 54313? While it is possible to be a great Young Life Leader and not live in the zip code of the students you serve, it is MUCH EASIER to do it when you live right down the street.  This is incredibly true in the Howard-Suamico area. If you live in this area and would like to know more about what it looks like to become a Young Life Leader, please let us know and we can set up an informational meeting with you.
  • A Team Leader for our new Young Life Club that is working with special needs students at Green Bay East High School. We had 2 “pilot” Clubs this spring and they were a huge success. We plan on making this Young Life Club a permanent fixture to our Area this fall. We are in need of a point person as well as dedicated leaders to connect with the students at East High.
  • Potential Leaders that live in other communities. We’d like to add new communities next school year, but the primary road-block to achieving that growth is finding volunteer Young Life Leaders that live in those communities. Let us know if you live in Ashwaubenon, Oneida, West or East side of De Pere, Green Bay’s West side, etc. Our experience has shown us that if we gain grass-roots momentum in a community, it’s hard to stop the startup of something new.
  • Leaders for our East Side High School Club. The students that attend this Club primarily attend East, Preble and Minoka-Hill schools. Are you in the 54301 or 54302 zip codes? If so, consider joining this team of awesome people!
  • Mentors. Our new Mentor program is getting rave reviews from both students and Mentors. Our Mentor Coordinator, Heather Faulkner, is amazed by how great this is going. We need more mentors to match with kids across our community. Let us know if you are interested in learning more.
  • Teachers & School Administrators. We love Young Life Leaders that are teachers! You’ve already been trained on how to work with students. You’re already in relationship with students. You’re often trying to figure out how to integrate your faith in Christ with your calling to teach. Teachers across the country are discovering that Young Life is the perfect intersection of those two important pieces of your life.

Let us know your interest by filling out the contact form below or by calling our office at (920) 434-5854.

Kirk Blog Bio