Get to Know Jeff Kleeman

Vermillion, SD

What is your favorite season and why?

Fall is my favorite season.  Football season is starting and baseball is winding down so it's fun to watch.  Can you tell I like sports!?  The BIGGEST reason I love fall though, it's hoodie season.  It's not too hot, not too cold and I love wearing hoodies.  It's the perfect weather.  That and I love when the trees change color, it always looks so cool!

What is something on your bucket list?

I'm a really big music fan, so my wife and I have always wanted to go to a festival like Lollapalooza or Coachella.  The biggest thing would be seeing Paul McCartney live.  The Beatles are my favorite band of all time, and hearing some of those songs live and in person would be so awesome.  

Where is someplace you would like to travel to and why?

I have had a European trip on my bucket list forever.  I'd love to go and visit all the places I've heard about, especially England, Italy and Spain.  I've almost finished visiting every state, so I'd love to start some adventures outside of the country!

What is your favorite movie quote?

I'm a pretty big movie buff, so there are tons to choose from, but I love Ferris Bueller's Day Off, so it'd have to be "Life comes at you pretty fast.  If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it."  

Are you a cat or a dog person?

Definitely a dog person.  We have a rescue dog, a puggle, named Milo who has been with us for a good 6 years now.  

What is your favorite thing about living in KELOLAND?

Everything.  I moved away for three years and as soon as I came back, it's like I never left.  The people are so nice and I love how much there is to do outside!  It's truly amazing how great it is to live in this area.  

If you could interview any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Bill Murray.  He seems like he would be a really fun person to interview, and I think it would go in a very interesting direction.  

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be involved with television!  Whether it was hosting a show or reporting the news, it was always my goal.  Before that it was being the quarterback for the San Francisco 49'ers, but my height and lack of athletic ability hampered that dream.

What's one of the scariest things to happen to you?

Oh wow, just one?  One that sticks out is when I was driving with my wife during a snowstorm, my car hit an ice patch and I skidded in to the median of the interstate.  Instead of panicking I somehow drove that tiny Toyota Corolla back up on the interstate, all while dodging traffic.  In related news, I'm no longer allowed to drive...anywhere.  

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