15 minutes with … an easter-egg hunt coordinator | PostIndependent.com

15 minutes with … an easter-egg hunt coordinator

Timekeeper: John GardnerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Age: 43Place of birth: Denver Occupation: Youth program coordinator for the Glenwood Springs Community CenterWhen did you move to Garfield County and why? About 12 years ago. I grew up in Aspen and moved to Carbondale out of economic necessity.What’s the best part of your job at the Community Center? The variety of things we get to do, seasonal and different age group programs. It’s been one of the most creative jobs that I’ve worked at. It’s a job where you look forward to going to work everyday.

How many years have you organized the Easter-egg hunt for the community center? This is my seventh year.What do you like most about the Easter holiday? It’s so much fun for the kids. There’s something inherent about searching and hunting for Easter eggs. To watch them reap the rewards of chocolate and sugar is great. Plus it’s a day when people have time off with family. A rare thing in our busy lives.What is your favorite egg dish? My mother’s deviled eggs.Do you prefer coloring the eggs or hiding them? Hiding them to where someone might not find them. When we count the eggs at the end, if there’s one missing you’ve done a good job.First thing you’d do after winning the lottery? Go down the Grand Canyon for as long as they would let me.

Ever had a book, movie or news event change your life? Nothing has changed my life as much as becoming a parent. Since then the only movies or books that I’ve seen or read are “G” rated. Best piece of advice you’ve received: My dad’s a big golfer and a fisherman, he always told me to “pick something early in life that you can do for the rest of your life.”As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I’m still working on that one.If you had only three TV channels, what would you watch? Discovery Channel, CNN or some news station, and I would trade the third for NPR on the radio.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? Gandhi, the Buddha, and a supermodel. It would be cool to see what those two guys would have to talk about with the supermodel.

Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidBook: The once and future king, by T. H. WhiteSinger or musician: Gilberto GilFood: I love a good spicy Thai meal like Green CurrySport to play: SkiingSport to watch: HockeyPlace in Garfield County: The entire Crystal River Valley

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