Dr. Hinrichs was born and raised in Nebraska City. He attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center, and served the Lincoln area as a family practice physician for over forty years. He is a Past Chief of Staff of Bryan Hospital in Lincoln.
Presently, Dr. Hinrichs serves on the BryanLGH Systems Board and the BryanLGH Foundation Board. His cultural pursuits include serving on the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Board and the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Board, as well as participating in the Sheldon Forum. The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra has honored Dr. Hinirchs with the “Golden Baton” award in recognition of his years of service to the organization. He and his wife, Donna Woods, remain actively involved in the arts in Nebraska.