Series 2 of Show Me features four more Kansas City influencers with crazy amounts of local pride and national ambition. It can’t help but show up in the work they do and help shape the future of KC’s identity. Watch the videos online at Flatland or see the entire series on KCPT this Thursday.
Jesse and Matthew Hufft believes Kansas City is in the middle of a Renaissance, a place where the
modern aesthetic can thrive. More than an architecture firm, Hufft Projects has hands in design,
fabrication, and building. Kansas City based and growing, Hufft has a “passion for craftmanship
and a keen interest in the developing role of the designer and fabricator in the modern world.”
Craig Smith is an American Rapper and Producer who cares deeply about his music and his city.
With song placements in shows such as Fox’s STAR and EMPIRE, Starz’ POWER, and more,
Craig has found success commercially while still actively seeking to change injustices
inside the community at home.
Marty and Tooti Roe own and operate a quality coffee equipment maintenance provider to hundreds
of retail coffee outlets in Kansas City and surrounding area. Ask anyone behind the bar and they
will tell you the collaborative culture in the KC coffee scene is because of them, and its the culture
that makes the coffee so good.
Rightfully Sewn provides seamstress training for at-risk women so they can thrive in a specialized
workforce hoping to reestablish Kansas City as an epicenter of garment manufacturing,
while at the same time, propel Kansas City fashion designers to market so they can supply the
burgeoning demand for high-quality, American-produced garments.
Kansas City’s identity is changing from flyover to fly-to. Meet passionate influencers with tons of local pride and almost crazy national ambition. Are these the movers and shakers that, 10 years later, people will point to as the ones who made KC what it is?