Routt County spotlight: Jody Anagnos
Name: Jody Anagnos
Occupation: Director of special events and sponsorship sales for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association
Place of birth: Hartford, Conn.
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. October 2003. I wanted to move back to a ski town and was drawn to the real people and community of Steamboat.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Getting a puppy and expecting a year of hell to train her.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Wake up at 6:30 a.m. with the puppy, take her out, feed her, make breakfast for myself, and putz around the house until I have to go to work, which I’m usually late for.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “Many Lives, Many Masters” by Brian Weiss really made me figure out what I believe about past lives and life after death.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Be yourself and make no excuses about it
Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?
A. I’m from Connecticut, I’m Greek and I’m a proud East Coaster.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I never imagined myself grown up, and I still can’t.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Paul McCartney, my Greek grandfather who died when I was 2, Paul Newman and Jerry Garcia. We’d talk about healthy living, organic foods and find out more about my grandfather whom I never knew.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Refrigerator magnets, because I like a cluttered fridge.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. I won’t settle.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Working at a record store when I was 16.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Because I’m a twin, my sister and I always pretended and wished we were the Wonder Twins. “Wonder Twin power activate, in the form of …”
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. Food, in a “When Harry Met Sally” kind of way.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. The Roaring ’20s.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Manager Kris Middledorf estimated there are about 4,000 mountain lions in Colorado, though it’s difficult to say how many are in Routt County. Middledorf said human interaction with lions is rare, and humans being attacked by a lion is even more rare.