Routt County Spotlight: Kimberly Conrad Saari
December 31, 2006
Routt County — Age: 29
Occupation: Wife, director of marketing for Door to Door Ski Rentals, horseback riding instructor and sales associate at PowderDivas.
Place of birth: Westchester County, N.Y.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. I have been coming to Steamboat for over 15 years with my family. I met my husband here in 1998 and moved her permanently two years ago.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
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A. Writing a business plan.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. It varies on the day of the week, but it usually begins around 7 a.m. – feed and let out the dogs, get husband off to work and go to gym or snowboard. Then go to one of my jobs (schedule varies day to day) or travel.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “Deep River,” written by my great-great-grandfather. It tells the story of how my grandmother’s family came to the United States and settled in North Carolina. It gave me a sense of who I really am and where I came from. It helped me understand how hard my family struggled when they first came to this country from Ireland.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. What goes around comes around. Let it ride out.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A member of the United States Equestrian Team.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what
would you talk about?
A. Larry Gagosian, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo. We would talk about art.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Yes, art and books.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that, what is that?
A. There is no “that.”
Q. What was your first job?
A. Sales associate at The Limited.
Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you chose it?
A. Yes. The Japanese symbol for good luck. A few of my girlfriends and I got them in Amsterdam, while were studying abroad, and I figured you can never have too much good luck.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. 1920s New York City.
Book: Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises”
Song: Currently: Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Slow Cheetah” off Stadium Arcadium