Daniel Madinger has worked at Tri-County for almost six years and is currently a Transitional Case Manager. Learn more about Daniel in this Employee Spotlight.

What do you like to do in your free time? I am currently enrolled at UMKC studying to obtain my MSW (master’s in social work), I have two boys who are active in sports and Boy Scouts and that keeps me busy.

Who do you look up to and why? It would be my father. I have tried to model my life after his. As kids we were not involved in a lot of extra things such as sports or clubs, but he always took his time to be with us if we needed it.

What’s your pet peeve? Not being honest.

What’s your favorite Kansas City hangout or activity? My wife and I really enjoy going to the Royals games. I also feel that Starlight Theater is underrated.

Are you involved in any local organizations or charities or hobbies? I enjoy being a coach to the sports that my kids are playing. I am involved in our Boy Scout Troop. In past years I was an active member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and American Legion.

What does a perfect Saturday in Kansas City look like? For me its being out on the patio, grilling a steak, listening to music, and just enjoy being at home.

Tell me about an interesting brush with fame.  When I was deployed to Iraq Rob Schneider came over and performed. A couple of years ago he came to the Kansas City Improv at Zona Rosa. After the show I was able to meet him and show him the pictures I took of him back in 2004. He took us back stage, talked about my time overseas, took pictures with me, and singed the one I took of him when I was deployed.