Five Minutes With… a volleyball referee |

Five Minutes With… a volleyball referee

Timekeeper: Heidi Rice
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Name: Meg Pfau

Age: 41

Occupation: teacher, business analyst, girl’s high school volleyball referee

Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pa.

How did you get into refereeing volleyball? I started 16 years ago. My husband thought I’d be good at it. This is my seventh season here and the last two years I’ve refereed games from Montrose through Glenwood Springs and Vail to the East Slope.

What do you like about the sport? To see how much the girls improve over the years.

What’s the hardest part about being a referee? Having good line judges. Because when you first start out, you have to learn all the rules.

What did you think of beach volleyball in the Olympics this year? It was great to watch, but the rules are different.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher. But I wanted to be a math teacher, too.

When did you move to this area and why? In 2005. My husband took the job as the superintendent of schools in DeBeque.

Best vacation ever? I visited everywhere, but probably the most recent in Canada.

What do you do in your spare time? Chase my kids around – they’re 8, 11 and 13.

Greatest accomplishment? Raising my three children.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Choose your words wisely because you’ll have to eat them someday.

Any tattoos? No.

If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? Albert Einstein, Dr. Gregory House (from the Fox Network TV show “House”) and Tom Lehrer (musician and mathematician). We’d have seafood fettuccine alfredo and it would be a very intellectual and interesting conversation. I’d pick their brains.

What’s the greatest invention ever made? Electricity.


Movie: Best of the Best (1989)

Breakfast: Chocolate protein shake

Song: I Cross My Heart by George Strait

Food: Seafood

Web site: None

Sport to watch: Basketball

Place in Garfield County: Rifle Gap

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