Routt County Spotlight: Sandy Moon

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Sandy Moon

Age: 48

Occupation: Landscape maintenance manager and garden design

Place of birth: Houston

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

A. 1986, the first time — the Rocky Mountains.

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

A. Driving the ‘Danger Ranger’ (wow, was I a sucker).

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Slowly wake up to NPR, tea, dog out to poop.

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

A. Yes: Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” and “Schools into Stones,” and then “The Shack.”

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

A. “Don’t do what I’ve done.”

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

A. Homesteader.

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

A. My dad, Abraham Lincoln, that Indian lady who interviewed on the movie “Dirt” and Woody Harrelson. We would talk about pulling it together.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Teakettles.

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

A. Kill.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Put it this way: I looked like a young Flo at Mel’s Diner.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero?

A. Mighty Mouse.

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

A. None of your business.

Q. Do you have any phobias?

A. Heights — off all kinds.

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

A. Time in the womb.

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

A. Every day taking in the view and saying, “Yep, look where I live!”

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