Local Spotlight: Heather Martyn
Steamboat Springs — Age: 36
Occupation: Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs
Place of birth: Houston
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. 1992 — I moved to hone my skills as a ski bum. My father grew up in Steamboat, and I always wanted to live here.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. That would be a toss up between getting pregnant or starting up the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Pregnancy seems to change a typical morning person’s routine: Basically, get up, squeeze some fresh Orange Juice (my craving), feed animals, get kids off to school
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “The Four Agreements,” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It has a simple message that by just changing four things in your life, things would be a lot easier.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Fake it till you make it
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. My family is my first priority. Believe it or not, I am somewhat of a recluse. I am happier than I have ever been in my life right now
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. My husband, Ren, my boys Andrew and Ryan and my late grandfather Ed. I would want him to see the fine men I have in my life, and we would hear all his stories
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’d do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Sacrifice my family
Q.. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Are you kidding? Wonder Woman and her invisible jet!
Song: “Wonderful Remark,” by Van Morrison
Sport to watch: Hockey
Recreational activity: Ski
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