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Meet Your Neighbors

Compiled by Stina Sieg
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Age: 45

Lives in: “I’m all over. Georgia, Hawaii, Tennessee, here.” (originally from Knoxville, Tenn.)

Occupation: “I’m a stand-up comedian and writer. And university professor. I’m traveling because of the writing.



“I’m billing myself as an ‘inspirational humorist.'”

For more information, she added, look her up on the Internet.



Favorite book and/or movie:

(book) ‘”Zen and the Art of Making a Living,’ by Laurence Boldt.”

Favorite place in the valley: “Sitting in front of the fire at Hotel Colorado with a lemon drop martini.”

Favorite place in the world: “Probably New York City, because of the rich diversity. It’s so completely rich. There’s so many things to see, so many things to be.

“Actually, my favorite place in the world is where I am at the moment.”

Right now, what are you looking forward to? “My next breath.”

Age: 35

Lives in: “Between Carbondale and Glenwood” (originally from Moscow, Kan.)

Occupation: Science teacher at Roaring Fork High School

Favorite book and/or movie:

(movie) ‘”The Fifth Element.’ That’s the one I can watch over and over. It’s my official cleaning house/ baking movie.”

(book) ‘”His Majesty’s Dragon.’ It’s a fantasy by Naomi Kovak.”

Favorite place in the valley: “My front porch.”

Favorite place in the world: “Edinburgh, Scotland. I did my last semester (of college) there.”

Right now, what are you looking forward to? “I’m actually going on a trip with the Roaring Fork World Traveler’s Club. We’re going to Germany, France and Spain.”

Age: 51

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Mexico City, Mexico)

Occupation: “A lot of jobs” at Defiance Thrift Store in Glenwood Springs

Favorite book and/or movie:

(movie) ‘”The Mask,’ with Jim Carrey.

“I don’t have a favorite book. I like reading a lot of books.”

Favorite place in the valley: “Glenwood. I’ve lived here for 19 years. I love this town.”

Favorite place in the world: “Acapulco.”

Right now, what are you looking forward to? “Making money to give to my son to go to school. He’s going to school to be an architect in Mexico. It’s his last year.”

Age: 15

Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from San Diego, Calif.)

Occupation: Freshman at Glenwood Springs High School

Favorite book and/or movie:

(movie) ‘”A Clockwork Orange'”

(book) ‘”The Vampire Lestat’ by Anne Rice.”

Favorite place in the valley: “The skate park.”

Favorite place in the world: “Houston, Texas. I used to live there, and I’ve got a bunch of friends that live there. It was really nice.”

Right now, what are you looking forward to? “Getting out of school and becoming a tattoo artist.”


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