Routt County Spotlight: Lisa M. Wynn
July 29, 2007
Steamboat Springs — Age: In my 40s
Occupation: Project manager for auditing company
Place of birth: Dos Palos, Calif.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. I officially moved here in March. It’s a dream I’ve had for the past 14 years. I originally came here through Triple Crown softball and instantly fell in love with the place. I’m from Juneau, Alaska, and Steamboat reminds me of Juneau – except it doesn’t rain as much.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
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A. Actually fulfilling this dream of leaving the Front Range and everything that was comfortable to me. I set my plan in motion on June 29, 2006, and it actually happened. It’s the first time I’ve ever done anything just for me like that.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. I get up at 5:15 a.m. and make coffee for my man. We chat for a bit, and once he’s off to work, I catch up on the morning news, maybe do chores, snooze a little, then off to work.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. Yes – “The Secret.” These are things we all know but have forgotten. This book just made me bring that awareness back into my life. “Ask, Believe and Receive.”
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Follow your heart, don’t be afraid, and go out there and kick butt. (Mom)
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. I’m a very loyal and compassionate friend, I’m a really good mom, and I’m crazy about gardening.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A dental hygienist (I had bad teeth as a kid).
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Auntie Jill, Tammy Stanley, Jacqueline (my daughter), my granny (deceased). These are very special women in my life and I can only imagine the world problems we could solve together. Jill has an amazing spirit, Tammy an amazing heart, Jacqueline an amazingly strong will, and my granny was just simply amazing. I have learned a lot from each of these women.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Hmmm, I actually collect plant seeds – strange I know, but I like to know where my plants have come from. I call it heritage gardening. I collect seeds (or tubers, etc.) from friends, and then when I plant them I feel like I have a piece of that person with me.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Be abused. I’ve been there and survived it. It made me much stronger and it’s part of the fabric of who I am, but it’s something I will never put up with again. Never.