15 minutes with … kayak shop owners
April E. Clark
Place of birth: Photo:11548438,left;
CV: Grand Rapids, Mich.
BW: Tucson, Ariz.
How long have you co-owned Glenwood Canyon Kayak? Almost one year (it will be one year on June 10)
When did you move to Garfield County and why?
CV: November of 2004; because we knew we were going to be buying the shop and we wanted to be closer
BW: July of 1997; for the rivers
Best vacation ever?
CV: the past 15 years living in Colorado
BW: the old family trips to Disneyland
Best place to paddle?
CV: the South Canyon wave when it’s up
BW: Slaughterhouse Falls
Ever had a book, movie or news event change your life?
CV: Yes, many. Book: “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck; movie: “Dead Poets Society”; and news event: the fall of the Berlin Wall
BW: too many to pick from
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received; or cliche to live by?
CV: my stepmom always said, “Life is too short to not be doing what you want to.” She died young, so she knew where she was coming from.
BW: First pants, then shoes.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
CV: I always wanted to be a professional football player, but it turned out I was small. Now I’m too old.
BW: a paleontologist
If you only had three TV channels, what would you watch?
CV: ESPN, HBO and Animal Planet
BW: ESPN, CNN and Discovery Channel
If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about?
CV: Einstein would be at the top of my list. And Tom Brady and Tom Hanks. Pizza would be good to serve ” everybody loves pizza. We would talk about the state of education in this country.
BW: John Lennon, Martin Sexton and Nelson Mandela. I would serve whatever they wanted. And it would be a long conversation with that group of people.
What’s the greatest invention of all time?
CV: the bent-shaft paddle
CV: “Raising Arizona”
BW: “The Godfather”
CV: Count Chocula
BW: Lucky Charms
CV: “One Tree Hill” by U2
BW: too many to pick
CV: Roger Daltrey
BW: Martin Sexton
CV: Dr. J
BW: John Elway
CV: our future Web site (glenwoodkayak.com)
BW: I don’t have a favorite
CV: John Steinbeck
BW: J.R.R. Tolkien
Place in Garfield County:
CV: South Canyon
BW: The Flat Tops
Sport to watch:
BW: football or hockey
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