Routt County Spotlight: Kriss Bergethon


— Age: 33

Occupation: Solar power business owner

Place of birth: Grand Junction

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

A. I bought an online business.

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

A. "The Fountainhead" taught me to follow my passion, not worry about other's opinions and to live an extraordinary life.

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

A. If you want something, you better make it happen yourself - no excuses, no whining.

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

A. I love music but can't play a note, I was just accepted to the Routt County Search and Rescue team, and I can make an omelet that would make your toes curl.

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

A. Fighter pilot/rock star.

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

A. Ben Franklin, John F. Kennedy, Warren Buffett and Yvon Chouinard. We'd probably talk about the Broncos.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Outdoor equipment and bruises.

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

A. Laundry.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Weekend pooper scooper at a veterinary clinic. Crappy!

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

A. I have about 400 tattoos that represent the galaxy, but they look more like freckles. Need to get my money back.

Q. Do you have any phobias?

A. The usual: heights, failure and clowns on tiny motorcycles.

Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?

A. Mountain bike and snowboard with my beautiful fiancee.


Book: "On the Road"

Song: "Can't You Hear Me Knocking"

Food: Seafood

Vacation spot: Any place with a beach

Recreational activity: Anything outside

Movie: "Goodfellas"


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