Routt County Spotlight: Brianne Powell |

Routt County Spotlight: Brianne Powell

Age: 27
Occupation: College instructor and administrative assistant
Place of birth: Steamboat Springs

Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?

A. I moved here officially in February 2003 to be closer to family.

Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?

A. Leading a group on a study abroad to Paris, France, this past spring.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

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A. Hit the snooze button two or five times. Feed and water the cat. Take a shower. Brush teeth, brush hair. Grab breakfast and head to work.

Q. Has a book changed your life? What was it and why?

A. “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair. I changed my minor in college from history to French after reading that book.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

A. Give and take. In that order.

Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?

A. My name, that I work at the college or that they may recognize me from working at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?

A. A lawyer, a doctor, a veterinarian.

Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?

A. Laurell K. Hamilton, Mary Janice Davidson, Kelley Armstrong and Christine Feehan. We’d talk about great books and inspire one another to create more.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Walter Anderson watercolor prints for cross-stitching.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?

A. Eat elk meat.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Marketing intern for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. Remy LeBeau, aka Gambit, from the X-Men. He’s a Cajun superhero!

Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?

A. World’s Fair in Paris, France, 1937.


Book: “Are Men Necessary” by Maureen Dowd

Song: “New Slang” by The Shins

Color: Green

Food: Blue cheese

Sport to watch: LSU football

Vacation spot: Key West, Fla.

Recreational activity: road trips

Movie: “Meet Me in St. Louis”

Magazine: Real Simple