Archive for Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Neighbor: Charles “Pete” Gaumer

Neighbor: Charles “Pete” Gaumer

Neighbor: Charles “Pete” Gaumer

December 29, 2009

Occupation: Maintenance supervisor at General Motors.

Family: Wife, Terry.

Place of birth: Logansport, Ind.

Q: When did you move to Tonganoxie, and what brought you here?

A: We moved here in December 2007 into a house we had built in Timber Hill Farms subdivision. We liked Tonganoxie because it has the small-town feel, but it is ready to grow a little.

Q: What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?

A: Moving to Kansas to be with Terry, when my job was in Michigan.

Q: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A: Be patient, and let people do the job they were trained to do.

Q: What three things would you want people to know about you?

A: I am a volunteer member of the Tonganoxie City Fire Department

 I am the Chairman of beHeadStrong, a charity that helps brain tumor patients and caregivers in the KC Metro area.

I enjoy learning new ways to save energy or create it.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: A firefighter.

Q: What's your ideal vacation spot?

A: Montana in the mountains.

Favorite things

Song: “8th of November” by Big and Rich.

Color: Red (fire engine red!)

Food: Steak

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