Routt County spotlight: Darrin Fryer
April 19, 2009
Occupation: Real estate agent
Place of birth: Sydney, Australia
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. 2002. I always dreamed as a kid that I would love to live in a ski mountain town. After 9/11 while living outside New York, we decided to follow the dream. You only live once.
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Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Becoming an American citizen.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Wake up, then go back to sleep, then usually a get knee to the head by one of my twin sons, make my wife a cappuccino, then breakfast with the family.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Don’t believe everything you read.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. Born in Australia, love sports, and I’m honest.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A weatherman.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be, and what would you talk about?
A. Kelly Slater, Jack Johnson, Mick Jagger and Mike Myers. We’d jam and talk surfing, music and then get silly.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Bikes, surfboards and scars.
Q. What was your first job?
A. I mowed lawns and landscaped. My motto was if you don’t like it, it’s a weed.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Shari, my wife. She can make kids’ lunches, do washing, run her business and still look pretty at the same time.
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. Global warming and its impact on our powder; running out of beer.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. I’d rather go forward.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Board and ride bikes with friends.
Book: “The River God,” by Wilbur Smith
Song: “Bette Davis Eyes”
Food: Dim Sum and Laksa
Sport to watch: Olympics
Vacation spot: Sayulita, Mexico
Movie: “Austin Powers” and “Dumb and Dumber”