Routt County Spotlight: Monika Reineke

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Monika Reineke

Age: 48

Occupation: Pilates instructor, Summit Shades salesperson

Place of birth: Cheyenne, Wyo.

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

A. 1968. My family moved here.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Squeeze every minute out of sleep, check snow report, get up, make coffee, clean up, onward with the day

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

A. Just be yourself, everybody else is already taken.

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

A. I try to stay true to myself — that affects the whole. I am a Pilates instructor.

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

A. A dancer on “The Carol Burnett Show.”

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

A. My two daughters, I haven’t seen them in a while, and Chelsea Lately and Johnny Depp. I’d be good with whatever direction the conversation went.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Sunglasses.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Hostess at The Cameo (now Old Town Pub) at 15 years old.

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

A. Yes, a four-leaf clover.

Q. Do you have any phobias?

A. I hope not.

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

A. Ancient Greece.

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

A. Play.

Favorites

Book: “Like Water for Chocolate”

Color: Pink or blue

Food: Anything good

Vacation spot: Ideally, someplace with mountains and beaches

Recreational activity: Ski, hike, snowshoe, Pilates

Movie: “Amelie”

Magazine: Elle, Vogue, anything like that

Do you know someone interesting who you would like to see profiled? Call Margaret Hair at 871-4204 or e-mail her at mhair@steamboatpilot.com

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