Archive for Thursday, April 30, 2009

Neighbors: James Harold “Skip” Dobbs, Jr.

April 30, 2009

Occupation: Director of Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation

Place of birth: Baldwyn, Miss.

Family: wife, Wendy, daughter, Kaleigh, sons, Jacob and Mason

Q: When did you move to Bonner Springs, and what brought you here?

A: I started my job in Bonner Springs in November 2005, and my family moved here just before Christmas (that same year). My move was influenced by friends that spoke highly of Kansas and the Kansas City area.

Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: One’s risk is another’s everyday life. I’ve rode motorcycles off road in the mountains, broke a bronco and driven in rush-hour traffic. The driving in traffic is the thing that scares me the most.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A: Be kind to others, do your best at everything you do, and God will take care of the rest — Betty Jo Dobbs, mother.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I am a Christian, I love adventure and competition, and my family and I love the people of Kansas. My oldest son said, “This is the best move we’ve ever made (out of the two entire places he’s lived).”

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: I wanted to be a pilot in the Air Force or a fireman.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: The mountains to golf, fly fishing, adventurous activities and to enjoy the great outdoors.

Favorites:

Song: “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw

Color: Orange

Food: Southern fried foods and prime rib

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