Routt County Spotlight
Occupation: Mother and part-time teacher
Place of birth: Mexico, D.F.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. We moved to Steamboat in 2002. We were looking for a safe and beautiful place to raise our daughters.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Being a teacher.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. 6 a.m., wake up and practice violin with my oldest daughter, Dominique.
7 a.m. Wake up Tamy and Gala, help them with their clothes and hair.
7:30 a.m. Breakfast.
8 a.m. Leave for school.
8:30 a.m. Go to the gym or play tennis.
10 a.m. Organize my house and get ready for work.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” by Patrick Suskind. It says that every person has their own essence and you have to seek to have your own for the best.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Pick your own battles.
Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?
A. I have three daughters, I am Mexican and I love to live in Steamboat.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A professional tennis player.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Jesus. Talk about life.
Dali. Talk about his way of painting.
Jimmy Connors. Have fun with some of his stories and how he can play that good with such a bad temper.
Rigoberta Menchu. I really admire her. I would like to talk to her about life.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Family pictures.
Q. What was your first job?
A. I was 13 and I had my little tennis academy.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Robin, because he is very handsome.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. I would go to the Medieval time, because I love those big dresses.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
Book: “The Kite Runner”
Song: “Mujeres Divinas,” by Alejandro Fernandez
Sport to watch: Soccer and tennis
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After 11 years, Moxie Home Consign and Design owner Michelle Caragol has decided it’s time to close the doors on her west Steamboat Springs business.