Neighbors: Elden Stoskopf
Occupation: Retired business owner and volunteer firefighter
Family: Wife, Helen, two sons and five grandchildren
Place of birth: Denver, Colo.
Q: When did you move to Shawnee, and what brought you here?
A: In 1975, to open a retail business.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A police officer, and I was able to do that when I served 10 years as a sergeant with the Overland Park Police Department.
Q: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
A: Opening a retail store.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A: Follow your gut feelings.
Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?
A: 1. I keep learning about history, 2. I follow what’s going on in the government, 3. I love to meet people and exchange viewpoints.
Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?
Song: The Navy Hymn
Food: Johnny’s BBQ