Occupation: Auctioneer, auctionsbyyve.com
Hometown: Byron, Minnesota, and La Crosse, Wisconsin. They both still feel like home!
Current neighborhood: Brookside
Who or what is your sidekick? My girls, Helayna and Savannah, and their 3-pound T-Rex.
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Game-show host during the week and race-car driver on the weekends (taking my mom's Miata with six on floor off the back roads, passing farm-tractor implements and racing on a track).
What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Classic Cup for breakfast with two dear and talented girlfriends.
Where do you drink? Around friends' kitchen islands
What's your favorite charity? Charities that support women and children. Newhouse, Safehome, Spofford Home, F.I.R.E.
Favorite place to spend your paycheck: Treating friends to dinner and giving unexpected gifts.
Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? Breakfast on the Plaza and a drive-by tour of the Kemper and Nelson-Atkins museums, followed by a second cup of coffee in the Crossroads.
Finish this sentence: "Kansas City gets it right when ... " It comes to supporting the arts! Between the museums and theaters, Kansas City is rich with talented artists and actors. The Unicorn Theatre, for one!
"Kansas City screws up ... " If it redesigns the airport.
"Kansas City needs ... " More snow. What can I say? It's the Wisconsinite in me.
"People might be surprised to know that ... " My mother and I have been known to crash a wedding or two just for the cake. Thanks, Dad, for my cake obsession!
"On my day off, I like to ... " Relax with my girls.
What TV show do you make sure you watch? Survivor, of course!
____ take(s) up a lot of space in my iTunes: My girls' music
What movie do you watch at least once a year? I watch movies nonstop but rarely watch one twice.
What local tradition do you take part in every year? The Plaza and Brookside art fairs
Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: @taylorsgiftbook. After meeting Taylor's family, I can't help but follow what this new organization is doing next.
Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: Smokers at the entryway of a business
What subscription - print, digital, etc. - do you value most? Auctioneer magazine and Vanity Fair
Last book you read: Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll
Favorite day trip: Smithville Lake for a walk and a picnic
Describe a recent triumph: Arriving in an industry by chance where I not only love the work as an auctioneer but also have been given the opportunity to meet so many exceptional people!
Rojas serves as the auctioneer for the Kansas City Art Institute's Innovation Art and Design auction (4415 Warwick Boulevard) June 1, with proceeds benefiting the school's student scholarship fund. The event begins at 6 p.m., with an 8:05 p.m. auction.