Archive for Thursday, September 10, 2009

Neighbors: Aladdin Ashkar

Aladdin Ashkar

Aladdin Ashkar

September 10, 2009

Occupation: Basehor Community National Bank commercial lending officer, Chamber of Commerce vice president

Place of birth: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Family: Wife, Aundria; sons, Laith and Zaid; dad, Adnan; mom, Amal; brothers, Amjad and Ahmad; sisters, Sherin and Suzy

Q: When did you move to the Basehor area, and what brought you there?

A: I grew up in Leavenworth and have worked in Leavenworth County for the past five years. I started working for Community National Bank in Basehor back in July 2007.

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

A: I’m a banker...I don’t take risks.

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

A: My parents always taught me to always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.

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

A: I love to travel. I’ve been all over the globe. I love being a dad to my two little boys. I cut my own hair!

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

A: I really wanted to be a professional athlete. Then years later, reality set in.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: I can’t imagine it gets any better than the island of Kauai in Hawaii.

Favorites:

Song: Too many to pick just one

Color: Growing up it was red, now I’d say black

Food: Mexican and Middle-Eastern food

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