Local Spotlight: Dave Terranova
February 28, 2010
Occupation: Owner of Paws N' Claws N' Things
Place of birth: Delaware
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. Moved here in 1989, then again in 1991, then for good in 2005.
Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
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A. Driving Red Mountain Pass, with a wife scared to death of heights and two kids fighting in the backseat, and me focusing on the great skiing and not on the road.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Up early, feed the cat so she doesn't meow too loud and wake the kids, then on to dog walk duty — don't forget the poop bags.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. Yes, it confused me even more than I already am. The book was called "Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life," by Wayne Dwyer.
Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
A. Whether you think you can or not, you're right.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. Family is most important to me. I'm a terrible Nordic skier. I'm scared the kids will out-ski me soon — no way.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A major league baseball player, but I got cut from my high school team, so that didn't work out.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Samantha, Tyler, Anna and Jodi. We would talk about school and skiing.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that," what is that?
A. Go back and work for "big corporate" with a suit and a tie every day.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
Q. My wife, because she really does it all at our house and behind the scenes of our business.
Sport to watch: Steamboat swimming
Vacation spot: Any beach
Recreational activity: Ski, ski, ski
Movie: Warren Miller movies