Routt County Spotlight: Pamela Jean Peretz
October 26, 2008
Pamela Jean Peretz
Occupation: Controller by day, massage therapist by night
Place of birth: Los Angeles
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. Nov. 10, 2005. I was burned out after 22 years in corporate management with Mattel Toys.
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Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Going to massage therapy school and totally changing my career path.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Wake up at 6 a.m., let the dog out, shower, change, make breakfast for my son, drive him to Christian Heritage School and go to work.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “How to Survive the Loss of a Love” by Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield and Melba Colgrove. It helped me grieve and heal.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Learn to forgive, and don’t hold a grudge. You’ll only make yourself miserable.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. I love to sing and dance and am known among my friends as The Asian Princess.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A character in the Disneyland parade.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be, and what would you talk about?
A. Jesus, Walt Disney, Beethoven and Leonardo da Vinci. We’d talk about the Mona Lisa’s smile.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Louis Vuitton purses.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’d do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Sell my soul to the devil.
Q. What was your first job?
A. A salesgirl in a Hallmark shop.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Mighty Mouse because he’s here to save the day.
Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you choose it?
A. No, but I’ve thought about a Green Bay Packers logo on my backside.
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. Yes, of dying in water.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A Roaring ’20s.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Camp in the summer. I love the yurts at Pearl Lake.
Song: “Love Shack” by The B-52’s
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