Routt County Spotlight: Candice Martin
Occupation: Support team leader, Wildhorse Salon
Place of birth: Steamboat Springs
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Poop the dogs, dress the baby, drive to the ’Boat and hazelnut from The Egg & I.
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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. The Good Book — guilt is a powerful motivator.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say nothin’ at all — Thumper from “Bambi.”
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. 1. I can joke about my butt being big, you can’t. 2. My eyes are really green — no contacts needed. 3. My baby really is the cutest.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Bill Cosby and George Carlin. All things comedic.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’d do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Um, I think we all know, it goes without saying. But mustard is a close second.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Batman. He does it all on his own without any superpowers.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Rodeo concession popcorn maker.
Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you choose it?
A. A peacock, because I was young and dumb; my pug,. because I love him; and my husband’s name.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. I would have loved to see Elvis when he was young.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Ride up Hinman Park. Horses, not bikes.
Book: “The Cider House Rules,” by John Irving
Song: “I Believe in You,” by Don Williams
Vacation spot: Portage, Wis.
Movie: “A Clockwork Orange”
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