15 minutes with … a small business owner
Age: They tell me 38, but I have my doubts.Place of birth: OklahomaOccupation: Owner, Accelerated Innovative Marketing Solutions (aimsatyourservice.com)When did you move to Garfield County and why? 1983. Followed the river down out of the White River National Forest looking for a new place to roost.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery? World peace. But since that’s not for sale, I’d build an enormous arts center to serve the Western Slope – complete with café, studios, stage, galleries and restaurant.First or best job ever? First job was a waitress as a kid in Marble. I still miss those bacon-mushroom-cheese burgers after every shift.
Best vacation ever? Road-tripping with my best friend cross-country and wolfing crab legs on the coast.What do you do in your spare time? Usually somewhere in the woods, I paint, write, read and investigate life under the sun, the rain and the stars.Greatest accomplishment: I hope I haven’t had that moment yet.Ever had a book, movie, news event change your life? When I was 12, I realized maybe I wasn’t as crazy as I had first suspected – and if I was, at least I was in good company with Jonathan Livingston Seagull.Best piece of advice you’ve ever received; or a cliché to live by? Change what you can, accept what you cannot, and pray for the wisdom to know the difference. (Serenity Prayer)As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher, a poet, free. I’ve been three out of three – and still have my eye on the horizon.If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? Science, History, Discovery
Any tattoos? No, but I do have a commemorative scar.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? This week, Thomas Jefferson, Carl Sagan and Rosa Parks. I’d serve my favorite meal on the floor surrounded by lots of pillows; red grapes, sharp cheddar, a round loaf of sourdough, ripe olives, spicy hot V-8 and Rosemont Shiraz. Conversation – open to anything.What’s the greatest invention of all time? The only thing that beats chocolate is a sense of humor.Favorites Movie: “Mountain Men”Breakfast cereal: Fruity Pebbles
Song: a tie: “The Sound of Silence” and “The Lonely Bull”Singer: Waylon JenningsAthlete: Adriano Morales (bull rider)Food: (single item) pizzaWeb site: Google – ask and you shall receivePlace in Garfield County: Summerhawk Canyon, which is thankfully my home.Sport to watch: Winter downhill cardboard-box chariot racing. OK, I’ve never really seen it (only done it), but it ought to be an Olympic event.
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