I first met Kirk Thompson three years ago at our kids’ school. I was immediately taken by her genuine smile, no-nonsense practicality, and wonderfully dry sense of humor. She’s the real deal. In the last couple of months, Kirk has launched 100 Women of San Antonio, a group aimed at aiding local nonprofits, and I’m honored to let her share more about herself and her big-hearted plans for San Antonio through these questions.
Michelle: What is your background and how did you come to live in San Antonio?
Kirk: My husband Matt and I have been married for 16 years and have one son, Ace, who is 11. Our little family moved to San Antonio a little over seven years ago from Dallas, and we LOVE it! I’m originally from the New Orleans area and ended up in Texas for an internship after completing my master’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi, meeting Matt, and the rest is history. I became a half Texan (but get home to Louisiana as often as I can).
Workwise: after serving as the public relations and corporate communications director for Half Price Books for nearly 10 years, I started Permanent Ink Public Relations after moving here, and I’m am now a PR consultant, serving a variety of clients, mostly in the retail sector. I love the flexibility of working from home, my clients have been amazing, and I am truly blessed to get to spend time volunteering at my son’s school and doing all the “mom stuff” I want.