Occupation: Editor, Silicon Prairie News
Hometown: The Midwest. I've lived in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana, but call Cleveland, and its depressing sports teams, home.
Current neighborhood: Prairie Village
Who or what is your sidekick? My wife, our two cats (which are the size of small dogs) and my Brooks Ghost running shoes.
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? An FBI agent who retires to become a high school cross-country coach. That was my coach, and he remains the coolest person I know. His nickname was "Jesus" because he'd appear out of nowhere when we were on long runs, and he had a remarkable beard. I can see myself doing that.
What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Tacos El Matador. Great Mexican is hard to beat.
Where do you drink? Preferably a Boulevard 12-pack sampler at home with friends, but Nara's reverse happy hour is a can't-miss. The only thing better than drinks is drinks with sushi.
What's your favorite charity? Great Plains SPCA and Harvesters do great work here locally. My sister is involved in Girls on the Run, and I think any charity devoted to helping kids early in life is important.
Favorite place to spend your paycheck: Garry Gribble's and food, in a dead heat.
What local phenomenon do you think is overrated? Snowstorms. Cleveland gets dumped on regularly, so it's interesting to see a whole city shut down.
Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? The views from Liberty Memorial and Oklahoma Joe's give people an idea what KC has going on.
Finish this sentence: "Kansas City got it right when ... " It embraced the arts and cuisine culture blowing up right now. And Sporting Park. Absolutely addicted, and I knew nothing about soccer a year ago.
"Kansas City screwed up when it ... " Let land development spin out of control.
"Kansas City needs ... " More parks and green space around downtown.
"People might be surprised to know that I ... " Have a slightly shortened sternum, meaning I have a "divot" in my chest. It's funny more than anything.
"On my day off, I like to ... " Get away from technology and be outside as much as possible.
"In five years, I'll be ... " Having kids, telling tales of my vigorous youth.
What TV show do you make sure you watch? Breaking Bad isn't something I watch anymore. It plagues me for weeks.
____ take up a lot of space in my iTunes: I'm all over the place - Tears for Fears, Explosions in the Sky, Deftones, Muse, Kid Cudi, Led Zeppelin, Andrew Bird, Kenna. If it resonates, it's there.
What movie do you watch at least once a year? Die Hard - it's my annual Christmastime must. And Rocky IV multiple times a year.
What local tradition do you take part in every year? Still pretty new to KC, but First Fridays are a priority when it's decent outside.
Celebrity you'd like to ride the Mamba with at Worlds of Fun: Jennifer Lawrence. She seems like a celeb who wouldn't mind screaming her head off.
Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: Aaron Paul (see: Breaking Bad)
Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: Winter temperatures. I'd much rather run when it's 100 degrees than 20.
What subscription - print, digital, etc. - do you value most? Netflix, for my '80s addiction and Chappelle's Show.
Last book you read: The Whore of Akron by Scott Raab. It's really much more about the writer himself than LeBron James. Brutal humor. If you're from Cleveland, it's mandatory reading.
Favorite day trip: My wife and I sometimes head north or south and decide random spots to pull off. Weston and Louisburg are top-notch.
Interesting brush with the law? We used to jump off a lighthouse in high school at a beach on Lake Erie. Completely illegal, but it was always a pretty big crowd. The Coast Guard would yell from the boat on one side, and we'd switch to jumping off the other. Looking back, that was incredibly dangerous and idiotic, but that's what you're supposed to do, right?
Describe a recent triumph: This job, obviously. Also, after years of trying and failing to floss regularly, I discovered the wonder that is the Waterpik.
Silicon Prairie News' Big Kansas City takes place March 26 - 28 inside Hangar 9 of the National Airline History Museum.