Routt County Spotlight: Leah Helme

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Age: 22

Occupation: Manager, Carmike Chief Plaza

Place of birth: Colorado Springs

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

A. January 2009. I was offered the manager position at the theater.

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

A. Moving to Steamboat; living away from family.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Ever-changing, but I like to always eat breakfast, do yoga and shower.

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

A. "Harry Potter" hasn't changed my life, but I do have a Harry Potter tattoo. It was the first good-versus-evil hero type book, and it shows that love prevails over evil.

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

A. Do what makes you happy.

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

A. 1) I support equality for all people. 2) I do not believe in God. 3) I hug trees.

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

A. Barack Obama, Brian Steidle, Caryn West and Oprah. We would talk about all the good.

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

A. No clue. I am more intrigued as to why this person chose to go by the name "Meatloaf."

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. Batman. He has no real powers and experiences great loss but still manages to fight off all evil-doers.

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

A. Three. The helm of a boat; it is my last name. A star and a moon, meaning sisterhood I share with my sister. And a phoenix with a snake - the phoenix represents change, and the snake reminds me we all have a naughty side.

Favorites

Book: All of them

Song: "Comfortably Numb," by Pink Floyd

Color: Pink

Food: Pizza

Sport to watch: Volleyball

Vacation spot: Chicago

Recreational activity: Mountain biking

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