Routt County Spotlight: Greg Hughey

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Age: 48

Occupation: Photographer/media producer, owner of High Drama Productions

Place of birth: Wichita, Kan. I moved to Colorado when I was 3.

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

A. In 1989, I came to Steamboat to work for a video production company, based in Vail, as manager of audio-visual services at the Sheraton Convention Center.

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

A. Extreme snowshoeing by myself while scouting the backcountry.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. I wake up, drink a cup of hot chocolate and eat a bowl of oatmeal cooked in organic apple juice. I then check e-mail and edit photos or video. When time and conditions allow, I take a mid-morning break by riding my mountain bike to the seventh bridge up the Spring Creek Trail.

Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you chose it?

A. No, but I designed a rocket ship to impress a girlfriend with a crescent moon. The relationship didn't work out and I'm glad I wasn't scarred.

Q. Do you have any phobias?

A. When the chairlift stops, I get a sensation and fear of falling. Once I was thrown off a lift when the bull wheel broke. I broke both arms.

Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?

A. The exploration of the American West with Lewis and Clark.

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

A. When I was young, I was told to entertain myself by using my imagination. This allowed me to discipline my creativity at an early age.

Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A. When I grow up, I want to direct and produce a major motion picture that is seen around the world.

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

A. George Lucas, Walter Murch (Oscar-winning editor), Steven Spielberg, Brian Grazer (Oscar-winning producer). We would talk about several motion picture projects I want to produce.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Antique cameras, accessories and scars.

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

A. Beg.

Favorites

Book: "Lord of the Flies"

Song: "Lazy" by Deep Purple

Color: Royal blue

Food: My next meal

Sport to watch: Motocross

Vacation spot: Utah desert

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