Routt County Spotlight: James William Walter McCreight

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Age: 39

Occupation: General/Cosmetic dentist

Place of birth: Davenport, Iowa

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

A. I moved to Routt County in 1998 with my wife (Dr. Wendy). We bought two existing dental practices in Craig.

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

A. Doing a "live" TV interview on Steamboat's TV18 with Harper Louden.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Workout (cardio/weight training), shower, shave and get dressed. Help with the kiddos (Jackson and Hannah).

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

A. Yes. "Body for Life" by Bill Philips. The importance of physical exercise for a person's optimal mental focus and health.

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

A. Always having an "Attitude of Gratitude" and Don Lufkin telling me "It all comes back!"

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

A. I love what I do, I love who I do it for and I love who I do it with - everything else is simply a compromise!

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

A. A baseball player for the Kansas City Royals (like George Brett).

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

A. Don Miguel-Ruiz, Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Jesus and Buddha. Thoughts on living life to the fullest with the talents given to each of us by our Creator!

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Hats (mostly baseball-style hats).

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

A. Work for a dental HMO!

Q. What was your first job?

A. Lifeguard and helping coach a swim team.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. James Bond. He always kicked ass and got the girl.

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

A. Not yet. I want a dolphin on my ankle!

Do you know someone interesting who you would like to see profiled? Call Margaret Hair at 871-4204 or e-mail her at mhair@steamboatpilot.com

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