The 12 people in Kansas City we can't get off our mind.

All crushed out on these 12 Kansas Citians 

The 12 people in Kansas City we can't get off our mind.

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Sara Davidson

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  • Sabrina Staires

Kansas City's big thinkers, doers and entrepreneurs have a dream girl in Sara Davidson. The bubbly go-getter moved to Kansas City from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to do digital marketing for then-startup Zaarly. And she has stuck around as a passionate evangelist for all things tech in KC. And we're glad that the blond bombshell did. If you're on the tech beat, you know who she is. And we're sure you're better for it.

Job: Co-founder of Revvv.It (digital-marketing company) and co-host of Entrepreneur KC Radio on KMBZ 1660

Age: 27

Relationship status: In a relationship

What's your go-to drink? Extra-dirty gin martini with blue-cheese-stuffed olives

What's your guiltiest musical pleasure? Justin Bieber and Jason Derulo

What's the last thing that made you cry? On Saturday night, I grabbed what I thought was eyedrops from out of my purse and accidentally put nail strengthener in my eye. I literally thought I was going to go blind.

What's on your nightstand? The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin, The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte, a Moleskine notebook for journaling and writing down ideas, and an empty bottle of wine.

What's the coolest thing in your home? A Cuban sword. Guys love this when I have parties, for some reason.

What's the lamest pickup line you've ever heard (or used)? I don't use pickup lines. "If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put U and I together."

What's the best way for someone to hit on you? They have to be so smooth that I don't feel like I'm actually getting hit on.

Dumped or dumper? Dumper fo sho

What's your foolproof date restaurant? Nara

If you want to impress me, feed me ... Some nice sushi, sashimi and a high-quality bottle of sake.

At what bar or restaurant would you like to have an open tab? JJ's

What's your workout? Two to three classes a week at Woodside, plus cardio two to three times a week ... and yoga when I can.

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker? Lack of ambition

What do you do when you think nobody's looking? Watch The Bachelor, read tech and startup blogs, and listen to personal-development programs.

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare? This might get me in trouble.

Have you ever been the other woman? Never ever — that I know of!

What character flaw do you wish you could fix in yourself? I have a kind of short attention span and can get bored easily.

What are you most vain about? Hair or teeth

What physical feature are you a sucker for? Smile

Who's on your crush list? Channing Tatum! Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake


Maria Calderon

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  • Chris Mullins

Kombucha-slugging art freaks, meet your new crush: Maria Calderon. Ordinary people who just like nice yoga bodies: May we also introduce you to Maria Calderon. She is a prolific artist and a drawing instructor at UMKC, and she teaches yoga on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Also, as you can see, she makes her own bodysuits. We're into all of it.

Job: Interdisciplinary artist, yoga instructor, art lecturer at UMKC

Age: 28

Relationship status: Unconventional

What's your go-to drink? Morning: spirulina, chlorella and marine phytoplankton with lemon; afternoon: Shang Tea Tangerine Blossom and Silver Needle King; evening: Port Fonda mezcal anything.

What's your guiltiest musical pleasure? Recently, I've acquired an unexpected taste for Rod Stewart — specifically, "You Wear It Well," "Young Turks" and "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"

What's the last thing that made you cry? A thread about dirty candy hearts on Facebook. I couldn't breathe. I contemplated my mortality while laughing for an unhealthy length of time.

What's on your nightstand? Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Palo Santo, R.O. H20 and nonsexual-related essential oils.

What's the coolest thing in your home? I hoard weavings and vintage fabric. I have turned my apartment into a permanent, grown-up, fortlike treehouse situation. I'm eternally 5 years old.

What's the lamest pickup line you've ever heard (or used)? Pick up a rag at a bar, lean to person of interest and ask politely, while raising rag toward his or her face: "Excuse me, but does this rag smell like ether?"

What's the best way for someone to hit on you? Refer back to previous question.

Dumped or dumper? Both. My diet and lifestyle keep me pretty "regular," but it really just depends on what I eat.

What's your foolproof date restaurant? My kitchen because I'm kind of awesome at making the foods.

If you want to impress me ... Hand-feed me or baby-bird-feed me organic Swiss chard and ginger-cayenne-lemon tonics.

At what bar or restaurant would you like to have an open tab? Fervere, Füd, Port Fonda

What's your workout? Yoga, meditation, active visualization and trance-dance enthusiast

What's your pettiest relationship deal-breaker? Jealousy, ownership of thought, lack of creativity and lack of present nature.

What do you do when you think nobody's looking? Work on my dog anthem, a tender tale of how badass my dog is, specifically titled, "The Best Dog in the Whole World: Puppers McFluffers, Doggers McWoofers."

With whom would you like to play Truth or Dare? Bill Murray, because he likes a challenge, is a total freak and probably has the most outlandish stories. 

Have you ever been the other man or woman? Who said I'm schizophrenic?

What character flaw do you wish you could fix in yourself? The man inside me.

What are you most vain about? Thinking this song is about me.

What physical feature are you a sucker for? A rising serpent kundalini spine and a bitchin' yoga bod.

Who's on your crush list? Damo Suzuki, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sun Ra, Moondog, Captain Beefheart and Ariel Pink

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