Routt County Spotlight: Lisa Shafer
September 12, 2010
Steamboat Springs — Age: 40
Occupation: Property management, vice president of Routt County Riders
Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. I moved here seven years ago. Came for the winters, stayed for the summers.
Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
A. I had a kid.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. There is no morning routine with a 6-month-old.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. "The Alchemist," by Paulo Coelho. It showed me that things are not always what they seem.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. 1. I'm family-oriented. 2. I'm straight-forward. 3. I work hard, but not in everyone else's parameters of 9 to 5.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A veterinarian.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. My four great-grandparents. I'd ask them, "Why'd you stop in Texas?"
Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that," what is that?
A. Move back to Texas.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Filing for my Dad. That's why I hate filing now.
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. Heights. Going over bridges, the edges of cliffs.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. The Old West days. I just think about Steamboat and how I'd be a homesteader or a rancher in Hahn's Peak.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Ride my bikes.
Book: "Where the Old West Stayed Young," by John Rolfe Burroughs
Vacation spot: Carmel, Calif.
Movie: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"