Name: Scott Stanford
Occupation: Editor, Steamboat Pilot & Today
Place of birth: Camden, S.C.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. May 2001. I came for the job. I had never skied and knew nothing about Steamboat Springs before I interviewed here.
Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
A. Agreeing to play softball on our church team. If I make it through the season without getting hurt or cussing, it will be a minor miracle.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Wake up at 5:45 a.m. Shave, shower and iron my clothes while watching SportsCenter or Imus on MSNBC. By 7, it's time to start the arduous process of helping get my girls ready for school.
Q. Have you ever had a book change your life? What was it and why?
A. I did not read "To Kill a Mockingbird" until after I graduated from college. As a white male from the South, Harper Lee's book crystallized for me that a lot of what I had seen and heard growing up simply was wrong.
Q. When you meet someone new, what are the first three things you tell them about yourself?
A. I usually tell three unflattering stories about myself. (I have way more than three to choose from). Self-deprecation is critical to balancing the times in the future when I will, inevitably, behave like an arrogant jerk.
Q. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I wanted to be Roger Staubach. Didn't everybody?
Q. If you could invite any four people over for dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. I'd invite Justin Wilson (Cajun chef), George Jones, Oprah Winfrey and my wife. I'd sit back and eat Justin's cooking, sing a few songs with George and watch my wife and Oprah talk really, really fast to each other.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I'll do anything for love, but I won't do that." What is "that"?
A. Eat food I don't like, including but not limited to squash, halibut, creamed corn and red peppers.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. I have recently learned the fine art of collecting sprinkler heads, which is important when you keep hitting them with the lawnmower.
Book: "War and Peace"
Song: "Jaded Lover," Jerry Jeff Walker
Food: Sweet potato pie
Sport to watch: Football
Vacation spot: Kiawah Island
Recreational activity: Pickup basketball
TV Show: "The Sopranos"
Movie: "Do the Right Thing"