Routt County Spotlight

Chula Walker-Griffith


Chula Walker-Griffith

Age: 27

Occupation: Self-employed muralist

Birthplace: Colorado Springs

1. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?

My mother's baby blue Volkswagen station wagon brought me here when I was 9 months old.

2. What are the best and least favorite things about living in Routt County?

Best "a community to match the scenery" it's true!

Least the monochromatic scheme of skin tones

3. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and why?

Buckminster Fuller, the Dalai Lama, Angelique Kidjo and Robin Williams for excellent conversation, stellar entertainment, and lots of laughs

4. Who is the most famous person you have ever met and how did you meet him/her?

Taj Mahal on a windy night at the Horde Festival

5. If you had three wishes, what would they be?

To own a chocolate factory

To start an art school right in downtown Steamboat

Fulfilling lives for everyone on Earth

6. If you could travel to any place where would you go and why?

To the moon for a little perspective on things

7. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Besides the fact that it's doing what I love bringing color to an otherwise drab white wall and talking to people about their sense of beauty!


Book: Any Gary Larson book

Song: "Across the Great Divide"

Color: the brilliant green of spring

Food: Chocolate, of course, next question...

Sport: Football with my dad

Vacation spot: Canyonlands

Recreational activity: these days, backcountry skiing!

Pet: the newts I had when I was a kid

Movie: "Being There"

Magazine: the Utne Reader

TV show: "Whose line is it anyway?"

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