Routt County Spotlight: Kirk Wishon



Kirk Wishon

Age: 47

Occupation: Area manager, Ace at the Curve

Place of birth: Golden

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

A. 2003. Fishing, hunting, small town.

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

A. Becoming an area manager at Ace.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Up at 7:30 a.m., feed the dogs and carpool to work.

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

A. "The Horse Whisperer." I'm better with horses.

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

A. There are only two rules: 1. Don't sweat the small stuff. 2. It's all small stuff.

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

A. I'm friendly, I'm from the country, and I like to hunt.

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

A. A pro cowboy bull rider.

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

A. Joe Sakic, Keith Urban, Todd Helton and Blake Shelton; music and sports.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Baseballs.

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

A. Give up on it.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Ranch hand.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. Spiderman; he's able to shoot webs.

Q. Do you have any phobias?

A. Spiders and snakes.

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

A. Old West.

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

A. Fish and hunt.


Book: "The Horse Whisperer"

Song: "Austin," by Blake Shelton

Color: Green

Food: Meatloaf

Sport to watch: Baseball

Recreational activity: Fishing and camping

Movie: "Tombstone"

Magazine: Buckmaster

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