Routt County Spotlight: Shelly Boyer

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Shelly Boyer

Age: 50

Occupation: Hayden High School secretary

Place of birth: Denver

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

A. August 2008. My husband Troy was relocated to the Xcel power plant in Hayden.

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

A. Moving to a very small town. I was born and raised in Denver and have never lived anywhere else.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Wake up at 6 a.m. (7 a.m. on weekends), get ready for work and get my 9-year-old up and off we go. He attends Hayden Elementary School, which is convenient for me to get to work at the high school.

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

A. 1) I have five wonderful children and one granddaughter. 2) I now live in the country on 40 acres and have a horse. 3) Bruce Springsteen is my favorite singer.

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

A. President Barack Obama, Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. They appear so calm, and I admire them all.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Antiques. And I love cows, but not real ones. Maybe sometime I will get a real one.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. My husband. He was my rock as we made the transition from the big city to Hayden.

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

A. I have a military ribbon on my right foot with the first letter of each of my children. Amy is in the Navy and Steven is in the Army. Their initials are in the ribbon, and the other three - Cliff, Marc and Tyler - surround the ribbon.

Q. Do you have any phobias?

A. Speaking to a large audience.

Favorites

Book: "Anything," by Nora Roberts

Song: "It's a Wonderful Life"

Sport to watch: Baseball

Vacation spot: Las Vegas

Recreational activity: Boating and camping

Movie: "Grease"

Magazine: Ladies Home Journal

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