Archive for Thursday, April 9, 2009

Neighbors: John Fiore

April 9, 2009

Occupation: Business services sales supervisor, Sunflower Broadband.

Family: Wife, Jennifer, and daughter, 18-month-old Miranda

Q: How long have you lived in Eudora, and what brought you here?

A: I’ve lived here about a year-and-a-half. The chamber of commerce opened my eyes to not just the town, but the people in it. I liked what I saw and when it came time to find a bigger house for my expanding family, Eudora made logical sense as my wife commutes to Kansas City and I commute to Lawrence.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A: When I was about 5- or 6-years old, my old, Italian grandfather told me, “Up front, Johnny boy — get the money up front.”

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

A: Quitting my steady, 20-years-and-a-pension job to work for the cable company as a door-to-door salesman. Eight years later, it’s probably the best decision I’ve made — outside of my wife and child, of course.

Q: What are three things people should know about you?

A: I’m a family man first, I’m working on my MBA at Baker University and my house and yard are in a constant state of improvement.

Q: What are three of your pet peeves?

A: Not enough hours in the day to get everything done, people who waste my time and political ads.

Q: What is your ideal vacation?

A: Anywhere non-touristy with my wife.

Favorite things

Song: “Cadillac Ranch” by Chris LeDoux

Favorite movie:

“The Princess Bride”

Book: “ The Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Food: Pulled pork at Vermont St. BBQ

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