Aengus Finnan, Executive Director
Best vacation? Nosara Surf & Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica
People would be surprised if they knew: I love two-stepping and EDM equally.
Three words to describe you: Idealist, romantic, advocate
Favorite pie? Tarte au Sucré
Hobbies: Cook, run/cycle, go to movies
First concert attended: Paul Young
Places you've lived: Ontario: (Grafton, Cobourg, Guelph, Toronto, North Bay, Moosonee), Athabasca (Alberta), Inuvik (North West Territories), Montreal (Quebec), Victoria (British Columbia), Dublin (Ireland), Kansas City (USA).
Jennifer Roe, Director of Operations
Best vacation? South Africa
People would be surprised if they knew: I worked on a Presidential campaign (my candidate lost)
Three words to describe you: Logical, sarcastic, honest
Favorite pie? Key lime
Hobbies: Spending time with my family & friends, playing strategic board games (Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Pandemic), watching Netflix
First concert attended: Steven Curtis Chapman
Places you've lived: Joliet, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Sheboygan, WI; Overland Park, KS; Silver Spring, MD; Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; Kansas City, MO
Alex Mallett, Business Development Manager
Best vacation? Honeymoon in India starting with a Hari Krishna flower festival
People would be surprised if they knew: That there’s usually a dance party waiting to happen. Anywhere.
Three words to describe you: Kind, creative, community-minded
Favorite pie? Chocolate mousse
Hobbies: I spent too long in NYC. Remind me: what’s a hobby?
First concert attended: House concert of trio singing American Civil War songs. I don’t know their name but probably have a tape somewhere. They should be at Folk Alliance.
Places you've lived: Harrisburg, PA; Weeping Water, NE; Colorado Springs, CO; Kansas City, MO; Westwood, KS; Montreal, QC; Brooklyn, NY; KCMO (again)
Erika Cecilia Noguera, Communications Manager
Best vacation? Family and farm time in Quezaltepeque, Guatemala. Disney World and Give Kids the World Village are a very close second.
People would be surprised if they knew: I have a thing for magical creatures. Unicorns and moose are my favorites.
Three words to describe you: Curious, Keen, Kind
Favorite pie? Any fruit pie a-la-mode, and flan.
Hobbies: I read a lot.
First concert attended: Shania Twain (I was singing back-up!)
Places you've lived: Olathe, KS; Page, AZ; Lawrence, KS; Kansas City, MO
Jerod Rivers, Membership & Technology Manager
Best vacation? Caribbean Cruise & Golfing
People would be surprised if they knew: I love playing RPG games on the XBOX.
Three words to describe you: Extrovert, designer, passionate
Favorite pie? Can cheese cake be pie?
Hobbies: Besides Music… Golfing, Cycling, Drawing, Canoeing, Camping, and Hiking.
First concert attended: Orange County Supertones
Places you've lived: Ventura, CA; Saint James, MO; Manhattan, KS; Kansas City, MO
Jenny Tonyes, Creative Services Manager
Best vacation? Kiawah Island, SC
People would be surprised if they knew: I am not on Facebook
Three words to describe you: Organized, crafty, smart-alecky
Favorite pie? Cherry or peach - warmed with vanilla ice cream. And not that crappy yellow vanilla either - the good stuff with vanilla flakes in it.
Hobbies: I sew - obsessively
First concert attended: New Kids on the Block (don't judge!)
Places you've lived: Kansas City; Manhattan, KS; Arcata CA; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Stuttgart, Germany; Milan, Italy; Burlington, VT; Seattle, WA; Madison, WI; San Francisco, CA; San Rafael, CA
Leah Watts, Administrative Assistant
Best vacation? Borneo
People would be surprised if they knew: I am a British Citizen!
Three words to describe you: Positive, Energetic, Kind
Favorite pie? Apple
Hobbies: Singing, Reading, Netflix, Guitar, Hanging with Family and Friends
First concert attended: S Club 7
Places you've lived: Munich, Germany; Westwood, England; Andover, KS; Manhattan, KS; Nashville, TN; Kansas City, KS.