Meet Dirk Lay
** My wife Grace and me with the Father Junipero Serra statue that Ventura County was forced to remove due to radical protests/demands..... just one sign of many that we are on the wrong track. **
Get to know Dirk
- Retired U.S. Navy Commander/Aviator with 24 years of service in all 24 time zones, 5 continents, and 39 countries. Working around the world with our allies gives you insight in to many interesting cultures and enhances your appreciation to how good we have it in the U.S.
My 12 years on active duty was flying H-46 helicopters and C-12 multi engine turboprops.
My 12 years in the Reserve was leading a group of law enforcement professionals .... So Cal deputies, police officers, federal agents, CHP and many more.
- MBA from Pepperdine University, and years of experience with financing residential and commercial real estate, lines of credit and loans. When you lend money to private companies, you learn a lot about what they need to survive and thrive and what you can do to support that growth.
- Personal - Married 37 years, 2 adult children, 1 gorgeous granddaughter (brand new - born in January 2022).
- Favorite Sayings - "Walk the Walk"..... "Be Not Afraid" ..... "Fortune favors the Bold" ... "Let Freedom Ring"..... "Siempre Adelante" (always forward) ..... "No one sees the light until they have felt the heat" .... and from the ancient Greeks - "Weak men create bad times, Bad times create strong men, Strong men create good times, Good times create weak men." Where in the cycle do you think we are now?
- Faith - I attend Padre Serra Catholic Church and am an active member of the Knights of Columbus who help support many local charities. I respect and love to learn about all faiths and moral codes. I will never apologize or try to hide my faith, nor would I expect any other honest person to do so..... Let Freedom Ring, baby!
- Business Development - I have lived and worked in Ventura County since 1986; helping grow local businesses with critical products and services.
- Occupation - My current full time job is with the largest packaged gas company in the United States. We manufacture and distribute industrial, medical and specialty gases like oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium and hydrogen to hospitals, water treatment plants, manufacturers, universities, military, aerospace and defense, and agriculture. I help design and install the large bulk storage tanks with associated equipment.
I love the American Dream...I am living the American Dream...You can too!