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or as long as I can remember, I have always been a person who likes to come up with new ideas. I am a bit of a dreamer and a problem solver, and I constantly find myself thinking up new business startups, inventions or ways to make products better. I can’t help it, and I have a hard time turning it off, and often times I wait too long, and someone else has the same idea and creates it first. (I’m still kicking myself about that Google thing. Ha!)

My brother is an entrepreneur, so I often times text him ideas of things he should do. Some are great ideas and some aren’t. He is a risk-taker and visionary but makes very smart decisions in the midst of just jumping and going for it. It has served him very well, and I admire him greatly for his adventurous and confident spirit. Throughout the years he has encouraged me to pursue some of my ideas, but the ones that have stuck with me have always been the ideas that I am personally connected to and have a passion towards. In our February issue, we wanted to share with you some of the local entrepreneurs and artists that started with a little idea and have turned that dream in to a reality. Whether it is a business owner, musician, artist or maker, each person featured took an idea and a chance and jumped. I admire the work of each person we had the privilege of interviewing this month, and their hard work, creativity and dedication to their trade is impressive and inspiring. We all have gifts and talents that are unique, and it’s never too late to explore those gifts and use them, whether it be with the world or with just those around us that we love. If you are sitting on an idea or dream, I want to encourage you to not give up on it. You never know what could come of it till you try.

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February 2017

20 38 Departments

20 David Uhlig

Johnson County illustrator shares his talent with us.

24 Goat Hill Coffee & Soda

Coffee that embodies perfection

38 Amina Marie Millinery

Local hat maker creates works of art and international attention.

42 Calvin Arsenia

Music that transcends

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onrad Parks, D.D.S., has been passionately leading Parks Children’s Dentistry in Overland Park for the past two-and-a-half years. It is truly what he loves to do. After all, Parks considers himself to be a big kid at heart, so it is easy to understand why he has such a unique gift to be able to connect with kids in a way that is fun and makes them comfortable, even when visiting the dentist. Parks grew up in Nebraska and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry.  After completing his residency at Children’s Hospital in Denver, he and his wife, Kelly, moved to Overland Park with their girls to start their dental practice. Parks took over after the previous

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dentist retired after forty years in service. Parks loves the opportunity he has to connect and serve many of the previous dentist’s patients, knowing they have chosen to put their trust in him after trusting another doctor for so long.  He considers this to be a great privilege and, earning the confidence of these patients is something he works hard to achieve. Parks Children's Dentistry welcomes children from the time their first tooth appears until adulthood. Parks also specializes CONTINUED > in treating lip and tongue-ties on patients as February 2017 | Johnson County Lifestyle

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.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint and  the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks red cup illustrations have been featured on the company's Pinterest and Facebook pages.  In 1989, David Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Overland Park. He is currently working on children’s books, e-books and apps, and enjoys playing guitar in his spare time. CONTINUED >

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How He Got Started For as long as Uhlig can remember, he has loved to draw.  Years ago, he gave his wife a hand-drawn card for their anniversary, and she loved it so much she made him promise to always hand-draw her cards. Shortly following, his  three kids made him promise to do the same with their birthday cards. After posting some of his drawings online,  people  began asking

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how they could see more of his work—so he created a free, weekly email newsletter called “The Happiness of Art.” He sends one email per week on Friday. Typical issues include new artwork, prints for sale, interesting links and a weekly doodle. Subscribers are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a free, limited edition fine art print. Subscribe today at HappinessOfArt.com.

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ansas City is full of great dates spots, unique shopping, amazing restaurants and, thank goodness, a plethora of coffee shops. Whether you are going downtown for a day at Crown Center or to meet friends for a bite out, a stop at Goat Hill Coffee & Soda is a must. Located in the Westside, local co-owners Tanner Stevens and Levi Holland have created a space that draws coffee connoisseurs of all ages and genre. This coffee duo began their partnership at Post Coffee in Lee’s Summit where they roast all of their beans, and the attention to detail and carefully crafted technique of roasting is evident upon first sip.  Their beans are used in several spots around the city, including McClain’s Bakery in Leawood. “When it comes to roasting coffee, sourcing is the first key to having success. We source the majority of our beans from BodhiLeaf Coffee Traders in Orange, California, and also from Midwest Coffee Traders in Lenexa, Kansas,” Holland says.

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“The process of selecting the best green coffee allows us to have excellent roasted coffee. With each specific coffee, I roast many samples to determine the optimal profile for that particular bean, meaning, for example, with a natural Ethiopian, I want to nuance the blueberry characteristics, wand for a Sumatra, the earthy, spicy, chocolaty characteristics. Each coffee has a different density, different moisture content, and responds to the heat of the roasting process differently, so we set our profiles and then record them with computer software, which allows us to roast each specific coffee with consistency every time.�

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They get green samples in from their importers, roast and cup, or taste, and evaluate them, then select the coffees that impress their palate most. “We then can add our signature to the coffee by roasting the different beans in slightly nuanced ways that optimize the characteristics and flavors of each single origin bean. Then, that coffee makes its way to our bar, where we are pleased to serve you the best product we can,” he says, smiling. The name Goat Hill has historical significance. Specifically, “goats” were supports of political bosses Joe and Tom Pendergast, who once lived in this neighborhood. The pair wanted to brand their shop in a way that could truly belong to the neighborhood. “We have always loved the Westside area and the local businesses that are doing such a great job with incredible products and services. The space was formerly occupied by Little Freshie. In efforts of supporting local ‘tradition,’ we are thrilled to continue offering Little Freshie syrups! Lindsay’s creations are incredible, and we will be rotating her staple and seasonal flavors,” Holland says. “The space was already amazing, but we did make a few practical renovations. We added an additional five bar seats, a hand-painted mural by Beth Laird and some custom bar pieces. Our desire is for it to be Westside’s coffee shop. Goat Hill is an extension of the Post Coffee family. It’s locally and family owned, and we will continue to seek ways of serving the neighborhood, CONTINUED >

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offering excellent products and being a part of the betterment of Kansas City.” They are expanding their menu, with an option called the Glencairn. This specif ic drink will continuously rotate through different recipes— everything from the coffee and tonic water to espresso and ginger beer. Though it will change throughout the year, it will continue to be served in the Glencairn glass it is named after. These coffee guys are currently working with many like-minded people in the Kansas City area: Colony Espresso and Beer, Hammer Hand in Liberty and The W in Lee’s Summit. They are collaborating with a number of local offices and churches, as well as a couple of breweries. “This year, we are excited to be offering nitro coffee in their bar sections and a different collaboration of coffee beers. We love working with people outside of the café setting and are looking forward to focusing on growing the wholesale side of our business,” Holland says.


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mina Hood, a local  designer and  owner of  Amina  Marie  Millinery, creates couture and one-of-kind headwear for clients and events around the world.    Her designs have been featured in magazines, museum exhibits and on the runways. She studied textile design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has  more than ten  years of luxury retail experience in merchandising, visual display and retail marketing for high-end retailers.  Marrying her lifelong passion for hats with her extensive retail knowledge, she started her headwear design business in 2014. Hood  was the only American finalist in the worldwide James Lock & Co annual  millinery  competition in London in 2015. Most recently her work has been selected for the prestigious London Hat Week 2016 Exhibition.    Amina Marie Millinery is launching a manufactured  line of  hats  to reach a larger global market in this year.

To make an appointment, you can contact her at AminaMarieMillinery.com.

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or nearly everyone, music seems to have an emotional power in our lives that can take us to deeper places than other art forms. This is the passion that lives within Calvin Arsenia Scott. Music is the art that lives inside him and it moves him, it inspires him, it challenges him, and he works tirelessly in hopes that his music will do the same to you. Better known within the music world as Calvin Arsenia, he grew up locally and that is where his love for

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music began. Arsenia recalls the very first time he performed in front of an audience. He was twelve years old and he was given the opportunity to sing at his church. “I was so comfortable singing, and it just felt right,” Arsenia says. From that moment on, he knew he was made for music. He was surprised that he got such a positive response, and that encouragement lit a fire in him to pursue this newfound love. Though Arsenia is an accomplished musician, singing is his true love.  

In fac t, he says, “I play because I sing, and sometimes it’s necessary to play an instrument with the band.”

He began playing the piano in middle school and quickly picked up the guitar and stuck with these two instruments for a decade. He has since learned to play the banjo, ukulele and now the harp. His first real gig was at a Starbucks in 2009. He laughs as he recalls how he made such a big production of it all. He poured himself into every aspect of the environment. The show, for Arsenia, was about the whole experience, not just the music. He went to great lengths creating a holistic atmosphere—building a topiary, constructing it inside the coffee shop and hanging some of his art on it.  For him, it was all about connecting with his audience through the music and creating an atmoCONTINUED > sphere to make that as meaningful as possible.

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He loves to be surprised by other artists, partic ularly those who are unconventional. Sufjan Stevens and Sigur Ros are two of his favorites. Arsenia graduated in 2008, and his musical pursuits since then have taken him around the world.  He performed with a band called Trelese at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2010 and 2011. While there the second time, he was approached by a pastor of the church they were partnering with and was offered the opportunity to return full-time to work with the church and reach out to the city through his music. In Edinburgh, Arsenia's music opened doors for him to perform before politicians and alongside a group of African singers.  He connected with the people of the city, and he saw how music could take down walls and build bridges between those of different classes, races and cultures. Of the music that inspires Arsenia the most, he says, “anything I have to listen to multiple times.”  He loves to be surprised by other artists, particularly those who are unconventional. Sufjan Stevens and Sigur Ros are two of his favorites. Some of Arsenia's more notable local shows include playing before more than 1,000 people at Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as well as the Record Bar in the Crossroads District for his album release party. The night of our interview he was set to play at the Kansas City Museum. He currently is working on a tour to begin traveling and performing throughout the United States, Canada and Europe in 2017. He describes his current musical style, with the harp as his primary instrument, as “urban folk.”  He likes to consider himself an artist who plays a “haughty” instrument in an approachable way. Arsenia's most recent album, Catastrophe, is an exploration of the fleeting nature of romance and is an honest assessment of where he was when he was writing the songs. He describes it as very cathartic, and Arsenia believes it will be for the listener as well. He hopes his music inspires people to think beyond the moment—the here and now—and to explore and be comfortable with their own emotions. Through his albums and immersive performances, he strives to curate transcendent moments in others when they least expect it.  You can learn more about Arsenia and his music at CalvinArsenia.com

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February FEBRUARY 3-5 SCREENLAND AT THE SYMPHONY: E.T. KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Experience Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as never before with the Kansas City Symphony performing John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score in sync with the full feature film projected on a huge HD screen. Join Elliott and E.T. as they soar past the moon and beyond and relive the magic once more. Tickets start at $40 for adults and $25 for children.

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FEBRUARY 8-19 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA MUSIC HALL Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber ’s The Phantom of the Opera will come to Kansas City as part of a brand-new North American Tour.

FEBRUARY 10-12 FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE LEAWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER OAK ROOM The Leawood Stage Company presents From Broadway with Love, an original music revue of Broadway songs about romance in celebration of Valentine's Day.

FEBRUARY 10-12 SHEN YUN KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West and dazzling animated backdrops—together creating one spectacular performance.

FEBRUARY 17-19 KANSAS CITY GOLF SHOW OVERLAND PARK CONVENTION CENTER Kansas City Golf Show is attended by an impressive number of professional exhibitors, displaying an extensive range of golfing equipment and accessories. Chief items on exhibit at the show are golf clubs, putting equipment, golfing apparel and other related accessories.

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Recently SOLD Johnson County Properties

Neighborhood

List Price

Sold Price

%Sold/List

DOM*

Beds

Baths

HIGHLANDS CREEK

$1,945,000

$1,750,000

90%

39

5

5.2

CORINTH DOWNS

$1,995,000

$1,600,000

80%

151

4

3.3

HALLBROOK

$1,175,000

$1,062,500

90%

65

6

5

HERITAGE HILL WEST

$969,500

$950,000

98%

142

4

3.2

FALCON RIDGE ESTATES

$850,000

$785,000

92%

106

5

5.1

LEAWOOD FOREST ESTATES $799,000

$740,000

92%

88

4

4.2

MILLS FARM

$699,950

$667,500

95%

107

5

5.1

DEER CREEK

$650,000

$665,000

102%

10

4

5.2

LIONSGATE BY THE GREEN

$650,000

$650,000

100%

1

5

4.1

WILDERNESS VALLEY

$660,000

$620,000

93%

10

5

5.2

Information compiled is from Heartland Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and includes properties listed and sold in the area from multiple brokers. Statistics from 12/1/2016-12/31/2016. DOM=Days on Market


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