ROUTT COUNTY SPOTLIGHT

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Marty Woodbury

Age (optional): I'll take the option

Occupations: Executive Director, Tread of Pioneers Museum and a ski instructor

Place of birth: Corning, N.Y.

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

A. I left the rat race of corporate America in 1998 to become a ski instructor. This was the culmination of a 20-year search for the perfect mountain town.

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

A. Best: The landscape, lifestyle and great people.

Least: It's really challenging to travel anywhere, but I guess that's what has helped preserve all the things we love about this place.

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

A. Rather than invite historic figures of great note, I would invite four of my good friends for feasting, relaxation and excellent conversation.

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

A. I've only seen famous

people, does that count?

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

A. Health and happiness for my friends and loved ones, less work and more play and I wish I were a better mountain biker.

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

A. Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef because it's exciting, dangerous, beautiful and I could take pictures of sea turtles.

Q. What is the most rewarding part of your jobs?

A. Every day I know our work at the museum preserves the memories, important photos and objects that tell the story of our unique past. I feel privileged as a relative newcomer to be entrusted with this important role in our community. Then I get to teach skiing. It is so great when people start a ski lesson feeling fearful and unsure and leave feeling confident and loving skiing.

Favorites

Book: Anything by Pam Houston

Song: "Tread of Pioneers" by Greg Scott & Co.

Color: Blue

Food: Sushi and Harwig's pot stickers

Sport to watch: I think I'd rather be doing something than watching something

Vacation spot: Cape Cod because of happy memories

Recreational activity: Skiing and hiking

Pet: Snooky

Movie: "Groundhog Day"

Magazine: The New Yorker

TV show: "Today" show

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