I am here to share what I know about kites. This involves making kites, sharing kites, and learning about all things kite. I have made my home in Overland Park, KS for the last 40+ years.
My favorite thing about kiting is meeting new friends, making new and different kites, sharing with friends, and helping kids have fun with an outdoor activity. Attending and presenting kitebuilding workshops ranks very near the top of my enjoyment. I have taught kitebuilding classes at the local level, and at the national level. I have presented many workshop classes at our club level. I have presented classes at Mid America Kitebuilders Retreat, Oragon Kitebuilders Retreat, Ft Worden Kitebuilders' Retreat, and at the AKA National Convention in Des Moines in 2006. I also have presented an online kitebuilding class on an international kitebuilder forum as well as developing many tutorials at the same forum.
The http://www.Kitebuilder.com forum is frequented by people from around the world, and any kite related questions that you may have are answered very quickly at this forum. I had the honour of being named the Kitebuilder of the Year, 2005 at the kitebuilder.com forum..
I have had articles published in different magazines, and several photos and articles in newspapers. I have had my original website published in a well known Science textbook for primary aged children. Through my website I hear from people from a world wide scope that are interested in information on how to use kites with children. It is a popular site for teachers, parents, and leaders in various youth organizatiions.
I am attempting to post photos, articles, and plans for kites that are suitable for kids of all ages in all parts of the world. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can access information of the local club activities on the club website by logging in at http://www.kckiteclub.org