Occupation: President / publisher of Deviant Productions
Place of birth: Denver
Q: When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A: In September 1998 I came back to Colorado from a seven-year stint in Seattle. I had been coming here during the wintertime to stay with friends and decided it would be a great place to live year round. I love Colorado summers and I had a great crew out here.
Q: What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
A: Starting Deviant Productions and The Local has been by far the biggest risk and the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Next, "Paulie-tics."
Q: Of the people you know right now, who will still be in your life when you are 80?
A: If I make it that far, all of them. Of my close friends, Scott Glackman, my business partner, and Brother Chris French, my inspiration.
Q: Have you ever had a book change your life? What was it and why?
A: "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey. Abbey makes me think about proactive change and how we need it desperately.
Q: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
A: Accept yourself no matter what you are given or what you lose. The only thing you can never be without is yourself, so you better enjoy it. Don't remember who told me that though, so maybe I'm just making it up.
Q: What kind of music did you listen to in high school? What kind of music do you listen to now?
A: In high school I listened almost exclusively to heavy metal and punk rock in the car, rap when I was riding BMX freestyle and a side dish of classical when I needed inspiration for anything other than being a delinquent. Now I'd say all of the above, but with more world music shoved in there someplace.
Q: If you could invite any four people over for dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about?
A: I'd have my brother, Dave, his wife, Jen, and their two kids (my nieces), Cleo and Melia. I never see enough of them. I'd cook curry, because it's what I make the best, and we'd talk about the kids and drink beer. Well, Dave and I would drink beer, Jen doesn't like beer and the kids are way too young.
Q: Do you collect anything?
A: Journals, memories, experience photos and books.
Song: Pixies "Where Is My Mind?"
Color: Green...or...blue, or blue-green. (Green-blue?)
Food: Sushi, probably the eel kind, or maybe the whitefin tuna kind.
Vacation spot: Mountains anywhere in the world.
Recreational activity: Hiking/biking
Movie: "Pulp Fiction"
Magazine: National Geographic
TV show: I hate TV, but I love South Park videos without the stupid commercials.