If you look up the word "gregarious" in the ARTA dictionary, you'll find a picture of Kirk. He's also in there under "comical", "sincere" and "enthusiastic", (as expected, the ARTA dictionary has a lot of pictures). This seemingly harmless combination has made him the favorite target of many staff practical jokes, as well as one of our most memorable guides. Spend a day with him and you'll never forget him - more impressively, he'll never forget you. The native Texan is currently taking time off from Colorado State University to tour the East Coast as a road manager for a folk band and, while he's at it, to introduce himself to the rest of the country.