Occupation: Elementary Teacher at Lowell Whiteman Primary School
Place of birth: Watertown, S.D.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. I moved to Routt County in June 2003. What brought me here was the desire to live in a small ski town.
Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
A. Letting my hairdresser dye my hair platinum blond.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Snooze ... snooze ... snooze. Get up, look in the mirror and think, "Is my hair really this color?"
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. "My Sister's Keeper" really had a profound effect on the way I look at families, and the personal decisions people make for their loved ones. Until you truly walk in someone else's shoes, you have no idea.
Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
A. Think about what you say before you say it.
Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?
A. I'm happily married, I have a dog named Walter, and I am a teacher.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A pilot.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Any deceased relative that would actually show up. We'd talk about where they've been!
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Bikinis, 29 and still counting.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that, what is that?"
A. Listen to Meatloaf!
Q. What was your first job?
A. I worked in my parent's candy store. It was an excellent way to feed my chocolate addiction.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. My husband, Tom!
Q. Do you have any phobias?
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Rake scoria out of my lawn!
Book: "The Witching Hour"
Song: "I Believe in Miracles"
Food: Crab legs
Sport to watch: Steamboat Rugby Football
Vacation spot: Costa Rica
Recreational activity: Playing in the water, surfing, swimming, skiing, fishing ...
Movie: "The Shawshank Redemption"