Routt County Spotlight: Roberta Gill


Roberta Gill

Age: Almost all grown-up!

Occupation: Dietitian

Place of birth: LaCrosse, Wis.

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

A. In 1983, my husband moved us to Steamboat because he loves cold weather, lots of snow, and skiing with a frozen mustache.

Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?

A. Learning to roller blade as a senior citizen.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Grumble up at 5:45 a.m., shower, read the headlines and arrive at work by 7:15 a.m.

Q. Have you ever had a book change your life? What was it and why?

A. Every book I have ever read has changed my life in some way or else I would not have finished reading it!

Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A. Life is short, so smile and eat dessert first.

Q. When you meet someone new, what are the first three things you tell them about yourself?

A. My husband and I (who have been married forever) have been blessed with two wonderful sons; we both have groups of fabulous friends and we are committed to living in Steamboat.

Q. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A. A doctor.

Q. If you could invite any four people over for dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?

A. Thomas Friedman, St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Jefferson and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and while eating and drinking, we would discuss the interrelationship of women, politics and religion.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I'll do anything for love, but I won't do that." What is "that"?

A. Stop shopping

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Tchotchke


Book: "The Bone People," by Keri Hulme

Song: "Angel," by Sarah McLachlan

Color: Blue

Food: Chocolate

Sport to watch: Soccer and football

Vacation spot: Amelia Island

Recreational activity: Tennis and gardening

Movie: "The Big Chill"

Magazine: Real Simple, Newsweek, Time

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