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Neighbors: Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Bill Brown

August 18, 2011

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

Favorites:

Song: “The Sounds of Silence,” by Simon & Garfunkel

Color: blue

Food: any kind of pasta!

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