15 minutes with … CMC’s Senior Program Director | PostIndependent.com

15 minutes with … CMC’s Senior Program Director

Timekeeper: Donna GrayGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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Age: 47Place of birth: Cortez. I’m actually a third-generation Coloradan. Both of my parents were born in Colorado, as well as their parents. My husband, Doug, is also a third-generation Coloradan.Occupation: Colorado Mountain College Director of Senior Programs of Garfield CountyWhen did you move to Garfield County and why? My husband, Doug, accepted a position with the Division of Water Resources for the state of Colorado as a water well inspector for Divisions 54, 5 and 6. His office is located in West Glenwood Springs. We moved from Loveland.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery: I’d open a shelter for homeless families and help them with supportive programs.Favorite fashion designer brand: Whatever I find in consignment stores. I love to find treasures at places like Gracy’s, that otherwise I could never afford.

Best vacation ever: Doug and I took both of our children to Maui, Hawaii, as a gift to all of us for their graduations from college. My daughter had just graduated with her masters degree in nutrition science and our son with his bachelor of arts in journalism/advertising. We all had a wonderful time snorkeling and sight-seeing. Plus, Doug and I celebrated being “free” from paying those tuition bills.What do you do in your spare time? Doug and I enjoy hiking and traveling with our family and friends. We both love Colorado, so we enjoy just exploring the beautiful spots in this great state. We also have a lot of company (friends) from the Front Range. We joke about having a bed and breakfast!Greatest accomplishment: Raising two children who know that life is about serving other people and not just looking out for themselves. They are both very socially and environmentally conscious.Ever had a book, movie, news event change your life? The news event that changed my life – and many lives – was the 9/11 attack. I remember thinking when I saw that first plane hit the first tower that our country would never be the same.Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: My mother always told me that if I didn’t take care of myself I couldn’t take care of anyone else.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I loved horses and was fortunate enough to have them. I grew up riding barrels and trails. I really wanted a horse ranch when I grew up.If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? TV Land – I love “Bonanza.” Plus. I enjoy the Home & Garden Network and of course I have to watch 9News.Any tattoos? No – I don’t think I’d look good sporting any tattoos.If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? I’d actually invite more than three people. My dream is to invite all of the people who have been important to me during the different parts of my life and to have them all together at one big barbecue. I would thank them all for what they have meant to me. What’s the greatest invention of all time? I believe the telephone is the greatest invention of all time.

Movie: “Flicka” – I’ve read “My Friend Flicka” many times.Breakfast cereal: Lucky Charms!Song: “Nights in White Satin”Athlete: SecretariatFood: A good steakWeb site: eBay, although I’ve never bought or sold anything on eBay. I think it’s hilarious to see what’s out there for sale.Place in Garfield County: The Roaring Fork Valley – it’s gorgeous.Sport to watch: Horse racing

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