Don Johnson

Profile Updated: October 6, 2020
Residing In: Kansas City, MO USA
Occupation: Business Owner
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Hi Everyone,

Sold my company 5 years ago and started living life to the fullest. Ran for State Senate in Kansas (didn't win, but recieved 40% of the vote, too bad). In the last five years I have back packet twice through Europe, cycled across Iowa twice and cycled to the top of Pikes Peak (one of the hardest things I have ever done) two years ago I trained for four months and competed in the World Cup Triathlon. Did fantastic, Did the 40 K on bike in one and a half hours, averaging over 20 MPH, ran 10 K in 66 minutes doing 11 min. Miles, but my swimming was where I sucked. My goal was to swim a mile in a lake and not drown, but I did it, and it took an hour. This is the largest triathlon in the world with the largest purse, so to come in 35th for my age group to me was a large accomplishment.
I also wrote a 275-page health book, took up sky diving, scuba, and for four years have been racing in competition sailing. I have also done level 5-6 rafting, gone over 100 mph on water, ran with the Bulls in Pamplona (“that was nut’s”, blood all over the streets), and traveled all over. My favorite places are New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Chicago, and a small hill town in Tuscany, Italy called Cortona. It's the place where the woman lives who wrote the book “Under the Tuscan Sun”, beautiful.
Today, I have a Mexican food company called "Mama Socorro's" Its in all the grocery stores. So any Kansas City people look for it in your Mexican isle in your favorite grocery store. If you're not in KC check out our web site at Mamasocorros.com
My new challenge is back in school. I have been in business all my life and I figure it was about time to get a business degree. I just finished my first semester and I am proud to say I received all “A’s” a 4.0. I did go to KU thirty years ago and majored in “party” ,but this time I am taking school a little more seriously. (new update) Not much has changed, been to New York 3 times this year, took Art History and loved it, the museum's in New York are wonderful. Still in school, 3 semesters and still carrying a 4.0. The salsa biz is still growing, we now have 16 products and are now in 650 stores. We have come up with some one of a kind products and they are catching on. I did four semesters in school and did keep my 4.0, but school and work left me no time for anything! I did learn a lot, and I am glad I did it, but I will not be going back for a while. Maybe if I sell this company and haven't found my (traveling the world partner), I will go back then.

What are your 3 favorite movies of all time?

Three favorite movies of all time has got to be: Serendipity, Sound of Music, and Where Dreams may come.

Also love "Begin Again", and Gone with the Wind.

Favorite actors are, Sienna Miller, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Daniel Day Lewis.

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