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Wichita Insiders

These Wichitans are ready to answer any and all of your pressing questions about life in Wichita. 

Claudia Yaujar-Amaro

Hola! I am Claudia, a Mexican immigrant who is in love with Wichita. I am the co-owner of AB&C Bilingual Resources, LLC, a bilingual media creation company whose mission is to connect communities through effective communication tools. AB&C provides multiple services to revitalize businesses and individuals. I am very excited and blessed to be living in Wichita during this time and look forward to making it the most inclusive city in the world!

Contact me via email or LinkedIn.

Ask me about:

  • Being bi-cultural
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Leadership development
  • Latino community in Kansas

James Williams

Originally from Wichita, I moved to Denver for a few years and realized how great Wichita really is. I recently moved back and love our city’s entertainment options, sense of community and creative culture. I currently oversee community relations for Black Hills Energy and have previously worked in financial services, tourism and the nonprofit sector. Outside of work, you can probably find me trying one of the city’s microbreweries, visiting a Final Friday gallery or rediscovering Wichita’s hidden gems with my wife and daughter.

Reach out to me via email or LinkedIn

Ask me about:

  • Festivals in Wichita
  • Craft beer
  • Restaurants with a language barrier
  • Relocating to a new community
  • Photography

Suzy Finn

A native of Wichita, I lived out of town for eight years. Since returning in 2009, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for this community. I’m active in the arts, young professional, and nonprofit communities, currently serving on several boards. I enjoy meeting friends at restaurants and breweries, cheering on the WSU Shockers, competing in weekly trivia with my parents and traveling around the world with family and friends. A recent first-time home buyer, I also love settling into my home library with a good book. I can’t wait to help you find your place in this great city!

Reach out to me via email or LinkedIn

Ask me about:

  • Visual and performing arts community
  • Networking for young professionals
  • Volunteering
  • Lifelong learning
  • Finding the best pizza

Dioane Gates

I am a native of Wichita and a proud Wichita State alumnus. I worked in county law enforcement for 17 years and am now the Wichita City Director for a national non-profit, World Impact. My wife and I have three children and are local business owners and founders of Mending Place Church. I love that the top floor of any building in Wichita might as well be the top of Mount Everest – the horizon and sunsets are breathtaking!

Reach out to me via emailFacebook or Twitter.

Ask me about:

  • Men's clothing and tailoring
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Barbershops
  • County government offices

Have more questions?

There are plenty of Wichitans ready and willing to answer your questions. Email Léah Sakr Lavender, talent specialist, at