Neighbors: Bill Brown
Occupation: Dean, technology division, Johnson County Community College; and Scoutmaster of Troop 169 in Basehor
Place of birth: Camden, N.J.
Family: Wife, Leah; daughter, Jenni; and son, Spencer at home; sons, Jay and Bo, both grown and married.
Q: When did you move to the Basehor area, and what brought you here?
A: 1994. We were looking for some acreage in a small town near the KC metro with good schools and found exactly what we wanted in Basehor.
Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
A: Leaving the corporate world to take a position in education.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A: “Figure out what is important to you and spend your life there. Life is too short to spend it otherwise.”
Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?
A: I grew up at the “real” Jersey Shore, but we didn’t act or talk like the TV show “Jersey Shore”; I came to Kansas from New Jersey in the late ‘60’s, fell in love with the place and pretty much stayed; I am happiest when I’m doing things with my family.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: The Lone Ranger, just like on TV!
Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?
A: Boy Scout summer camp
Song: “The Sounds of Silence,” by Simon & Garfunkel
Food: any kind of pasta!