What makes Kansas City a great place for creativity and innovation?
The Midwestern sensibility of Kansas Citians. This is important. Creativity and innovation are as much a part of collaboration as individual efforts. Kansas Citians are genuinely regarded around the country as great people to do business with. I hear this from out of town business people all of the time.
When and where are you happiest?
It is a tie between sitting in a Screenland Movie Theatre or doing my work while on my porch overlooking Loose park. (As long as I have some Roasterie coffee in my hand at either instance).
What is your favorite place in Kansas City?
My neighborhood near Loose Park and the Crossroads.
Where’s your favorite place outside of Kansas City?
That changes from time to time, but Barcelona, Spain has my attention these days.
What’s your most treasured personal possession?
My signed Frank Capra movie poster. (I would say my cats, but they have made it abundantly clear that the possession part goes the other way).
Who’s your favorite fictional hero?
Who do you most admire in real life?
My mother, Patricia Rigby. A widow at 38 years of age with four children, aged 10, 11, 14 and 15, with absolutely no money to her name. She taught us all to be self-sufficient, yet be very appreciative of everything we have.