Routt County Spotlight: Molly Mintun

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Molly Mintun

Age: 32

Occupation: Hair stylist and dance teacher

Place of birth: Santa Rosa, Calif.

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

A. My friend Teresa brought me here in 1998. We wanted to see what it was like to live in the snow.

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

A. Changing jobs.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Hit snooze for at least an hour, get up, make a cappuccino, eat oatmeal for breakfast, shower, sometimes (depending on what time I work that day) hike or swim, and then go to work.

Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?

A. "Harriet the Spy." I read it when I was about 8 years old. In the book, she always had a notebook with her and constantly took notes on what was happening around her, because she was a spy. It made me keep journals, I started when I was 8 (I kind of thought I was a spy, too), and I still do now!

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

A. Wherever you go, there you are. And, life is a journey, not a destination.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. I am about to get married to my best friend and soul mate, I teach belly dance, and I have the best dog in the world.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. An artist and a teacher.

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

A. My Swedish grandma, my fiance, my mom and my sister Kate. We would just chat and laugh and drink Aquavit, and Pete could get to know my grandma (he never met her).

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Dog hair.

Q. What was your first job?

A. I was a counter girl/barista at a bakery.

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

A. About 100 years ago. We have old photos of Steamboat in our house, and it looks so serene and wonderful back then!

Favorites

Book: "Winterdance" by Gary Paulsen

Song: "California" by Joni Mitchell

Color: Changes every day

Food: Fresh seafood

Sport to watch: Olympics

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