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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Get to know Lickel staff: Michael Taylor

Name: Michael Taylor
Hometown: Warrensburg, Missouri
College: Kansas State University
Any kids, siblings, or pets? I have one little sister and a few dogs.
Perfect weekend agenda: My perfect weekend would probably involve a lot of relaxing and
brewing a beer.
Dream vacation spot: My dream vacations have always revolved around seeing the history and
monuments around Europe.
Favorite project worked on (school or work): My favorite project to work on was a church
renovation and addition in Italy when I studied abroad.
Most watched show on Netflix: House of Cards
Favorite musician/band: It depends on the day
Summer or winter? Winter, I hate the heat and humidity of summer.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Peanut Butter
Dream super power: Super Speed, The Flash was always my favorite superhero.
Favorite sport to watch or play: Olympic Ping Pong

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Get to know Lickel Staff: Mark Vitamvas


Name:  Mark Vitamvas
Hometown:  Papillion, NE (technically, father was Air Force so moved every 2 years)
College:  Kansas State University  1995
Any kids, siblings, or pets?  Son and daughter; sister; 2 dogs, 2 geckos, fish, 2 cats (garage only)
Perfect weekend agenda:  Relax, watch some sports, hang with the family
Dream vacation spot:  South Pacific, would love to see the southern night sky
Favorite project worked on (school or work):  Multitude of AMC projects, love to stop by them when in town
Most watched show on Netflix:  Do not have account, but go see tons of movies at AMC
Favorite musician/band:  Iron Maiden to Neil Diamond and anything 80’s
Summer or winter?  Winter when we get lots of snow; Spring for the storms; Summer for the pool; Fall for tailgating and football!!
Favorite ice cream flavor:  Cookies and Cream, but also my homemade ice cream with chocolate syrup and peanuts
Hidden talent:  None I can think of
Dream super power:  Fly, always love when in an airplane and there are big puffy clouds imaging being able to fly around them
Favorite sport to watch or play:  Any

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get to know Lickel Staff: Mike Munson


Name: Michael Munson
Hometown: Wamego, Kansas
College: University of Kansas, Community College of the Air Force, Manhattan Area Technical College
Any kids, siblings, or pets? Four unique children: 1 daughter McKinzie & 3 sons Charles, Nicholas, & Grayson
-Six brothers & Three step sisters
-Two pets: 1 tortoiseshell cat named Caliegh (very mellow and likes to keep to herself, unless she wants attention), 1 Shiba Inu dog named Chewy (very hyper, loving, energetic ball of fur)
Perfect weekend agenda: Being outdoors: camping, hiking, and fishing with family.
Dream vacation spot: Ireland: The belated honeymoon that my wife and I were wanting, but never quite happened.
Favorite type of project to work on: It would have to be any project with my children…their minds are so diverse and full of imagination that the things they create are astonishing and insightful.
Most watched show on Netflix: Supernatural; my children are intrigued by the unknown, plus it is a great way to spend quality time with family.
Favorite musician/band: This continuously changes and depends on what is going on in my life…but a few of my favorite are Papa Roach, Nirvana, Nelly, Linkin Park, Colt Ford, Dierks Bentley, GNR (Guns and Roses), Eminem, Rag’n’Bone Man, Disturbed…and many more, but I will stop there for now.
Summer or winter? To be honest, I would prefer autumn: not too hot or too cold and the camping weather is perfect!
Favorite ice cream flavor: Never really thought about which one I favor over any other one...I usually try a new flavor everywhere I go…and sometimes it doesn’t work out!
Dream super power: Hands down…it would be teleportation, no explanation needed here!
Favorite sport to watch or play: I really enjoy watching football on T.V., however whatever sports my children are playing I enjoy watching in person!  As for playing…whichever ones my children are interested in!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Get to know Dan Lickel


Name: Dan Lickel
Hometown: If growing up…mine is STL
College: Kansas State University
Any kids, siblings, or pets? 2 daughters, 1 sister, and 1 dog.
Perfect weekend agenda: Spending time with the family at the pool, going on a bike ride, BBQ, and catching a movie.
Dream vacation spot: Bora Bora
Favorite project worked on (school or work): They are all my favorites!
Most watched show on Netflix: Dexter
Favorite musician/band:  Simon & Garfunkel or Linkin Park
Summer or winter? Summer
Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate Brownie
Hidden talent: Can pick just about any lock.
Dream super power: Fly
Favorite sport to watch or play: Hockey

Monday, July 24, 2017

Get to know Lickel staff: Ned Carr



Name: Edward “Ned” Carr
Hometown: Newport News, VA in the Tidewater/ Peninsula region.
College: University of Virginia (in Charlottesville where I finished High School) and U. of Oregon (Architecture and Fine Arts)
Kids, Siblings, Pets? My Girlfriend and I have a Golden Retriever puppy - Willow, a young Schnauzer/ Terrier – Piper, and our young cat Keyma. My parents, niece, uncle and brother all live in Florida now.
Perfect weekend agenda: watching some sports, a shopping or sporting adventure, some dog park time, a good nap or two, and occasionally a fun night out. Per the seasons - gardening, home renovation, automotive or maintenance projects, and exploratory road trips.
Dream Vacation: Seeing my family and friends in Florida and Virginia or anywhere with surf, sand, fish, great food/ beverages and music.
Favorite TV: GOT, Shameless, Better Call Saul, Atlanta, Football, Motorsports and movies.
Favorite seasons: Spring and Summer.
Favorite ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip.
Hidden talents/ hobbies: A passion for all things automotive, abstract painting, surfing/ sailing/ fishing/ and mountain activities, archery/ marksmanship, and I’m a huge fan of live music.
Favorite Musician/ Band: Too many to tell in this format, but to list a few I’ve seen over the past year or so -  Fishbone, Drive By Truckers, Ween, Parliament-Funkadelic, The Rolling Stones, Dead & Company, Phish, Government Mule, The Claypool Lennon Experience, Gary Clarke Jr., The Wailers, Bob Dylan, The Reverend Horton Heat, Bruce Springsteen, and My Morning Jacket.
Favorite sports to watch: Football, Baseball, Soccer and my beloved motorsports -IndyCar, IMSA and Formula 1.
Favorite sports to play: Surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, archery/ target shooting and wiffle ball.
Dream super power: the ability to breathe underwater.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Intern series: Joseph Schaefer-Glick






Name: Joseph Schaefer-Glick
Hometown: Aurora, CO
College attending: University of Kansas
Major: Master of Architecture
Perfect weekend agenda: Sports, grilling, sun
Dream vacation spot: Anywhere throughout the Caribbean or somewhere with a beach to relax and tan on
Favorite ice cream flavor: Rock Chocolate Jayhawk
Salty or Sweet? Sweet
Mild or Spicy? Spicy
Cats or dogs? Both
Favorite sport to play Soccer
Fun fact: Went to Europe to represent the US in two soccer tournaments when I was 17
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving and Christmas, anytime when I am able to see and spend time with family
Favorite movie? Don’t have a favorite one, but love Blind Side, Dodgeball, Inception, Interstellar, and many more

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer Intern series: Emily Hays



Name: Emily Hays
Hometown: Herington, KS
College attending: University of Oklahoma
Major: Architecture
Perfect weekend agenda: Sleeping in, drinks with friends at the lake with a bonfire, swimming, and boats
Dream vacation spot: Anywhere by the water
Salty or Sweet? Salty-always
Mild or Spicy? Spicy-I’m not always attuned to what I can handle
Cats or dogs? Dogs! I love animals, but will only own a dog
Fun fact 1: My eyes change color based on my mood
Fun fact 2: I can put lipstick on without a mirror
Fun fact 3: I am injured often enough that my friends suggested I start a blog documenting them
Favorite Holiday: Autumn…I love it so much I consider it a holiday
Favorite movie: Ink (2009)
Favorite book: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Favorite color: Orange
Favorite sound: tie: Leaves rustling, rain