Archive for Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Neighbors: Gayle Parker

Gayle Parker, Tonganoxie Recreation Commission director.

Gayle Parker, Tonganoxie Recreation Commission director.

July 15, 2009

Occupation: Director, Tonganoxie Recreation Commission.

Family: Wife, Chris; and son, Dillon.

Place of birth: Fredonia.

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

A: The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission in the fall of 2003.

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

A: Whitewater rafting down the Numbers on the Arkansas River.

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

A: Latch onto a mentor and soak up their knowledge.

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

A: I love the recreation profession; I have a loving family; and I used to be skinny.

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

A: A dentist.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Favorite things

Song: “Girlfriend in a Coma” by The Smiths.

Color: Blue.

Food: Sushi.

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