Routt County Spotlight: Monika Reineke
March 14, 2010
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?
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?
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
Magazine: Elle, Vogue, anything like that
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