Pop Quiz with Mark Van Baale, City of Kansas City, Missouri

Posted on September 10, 2017

#ELGLPopUps land in Charlotte, Dallas, Portland, and Kansas City on September 22. Each event has a school theme which you’ll notice in the agendas. Staying with that theme, we introduce you to those who will be attending a Pop Up event.
You can register for one of the events here.

Name: Mark Van Baale

Job Title: ‎Social Media / Web Manager

Organization: City of Kansas City, Missouri
Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter
ELGL Contributions: 

Rank the Pop Up cities:

  1. KC BBQ is number one over Texas, North Carolina, and Oregon, so Kansas City is tops.
  2. Dallas
  3. Charlotte
  4. Portland

Of the schools that you attended, which four schools were the most fun?

  • University of Iowa (Go Hawks!); Also I met and married my wife in Iowa City!
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Not technically a school, but it did teach me a lot about life… Being in the Army for 3 years
  • Newton High School

(True or False) I received a perfect attendance award.
In high school, what did you think you would do for a living?
Storm chaser or meteorologist (I love storms!)
What was your favorite childhood toy?
The original Nintendo (when it came out, I spent hours playing Super Mario Brothers and Legend of Zelda)
(True or False) I attended a school where the mascot was a bulldog or wildcat.
(Complete the sentence) Instead of doing homework, I would sometimes….
Find ways to get into trouble. 🙂
What songs would be on your high school mix tape?
My love for 80’s hair metal will come out here…

  • You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
  • Up All Night by Slaughter
  • You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi
  • Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses

(Complete the sentence) My favorite lunch box was….
What question(s) should we have asked?

  • Why is Green Bay a much superior team than other NFL teams?
  • Is it pronounced GIF with a hard G or JIF with a soft G?
  • Why is KC BBQ the best?


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