Routt County Spotlight: Kyleigh DeMicco |

Routt County Spotlight: Kyleigh DeMicco

Kyleigh DeMicco

Age: 25

Occupation: Administrative assistant for the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association

Place of birth: Blacksburg, Va.

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

A. Winter 2004-05 – I always wanted to venture to the mountains of Colorado and a friend I met in Alaska convinced me Steamboat was the “place to be.”: She was right!

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

A. Crossing the raging waters of the Yampa River (trying to get to a fishing spot).

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. I love mornings – the taste of fresh-brewed coffee and a good bike ride in to work (my new summer resolution) always puts a smile on my face!

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

A. “Secret Life of Bees” – it teaches the creativity of imagination, the power of role models and the ability to appreciate the simple things in life.

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

A. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. I love people, animals and the outdoors.

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

A. An architect. I really enjoyed designing “dream” houses.

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

A. Oprah, Al Gore, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Benjamin Franklin … an intelligent group of people to sit down and figure out resolutions of our impacts and sustaining our future.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Pictures – they are the best memories.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I would do anything for love, but I won¹t do that,” what is that?

A. I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t let anybody or anything get in the way of your dreams.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Like any young girl trying to make a dollar, I picked up neighborhood babysitting and pet-sitting jobs.

Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?

A. She-Ra was my favorite until The Incredibles came out. Mr. Incredible has the ability to be that all-around person, someone who can stop on a dime, be the tough guy, while also sincerely caring for those around him. Or maybe it’s because he’s a gentle giant.

Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you chose it?

A. Not yet …

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