“When I moved here I had received a job offer and I did not anticipate staying. Even though I came from a very small town in Nebraska, I had always loved cities and was fascinated by them. I had thought that I would go to Chicago or New York. Kansas City did not have a reputation at the time. When I moved here I realized it had all of the hallmarks of a great city. It had these amazing guts, these historical streetcar corridors and neighborhoods that were so interesting.