Routt County Spotlight: Lisa Brown Gilbert
Lisa Brown Gilbert
Occupation: Yampa Valley Community Foundation, program manager
Place of birth: Routt Memorial Hospital
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. 1969. Birth.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. That’s classified.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Coffee, treadmill, coffee, pack lunches, “Hurry, hurry, we’re late!”
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. The Semester at Sea class brochure. I circumnavigated the planet in an intense 100 days, changed my worldview and made some great friends.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Attachment is the cause of all suffering.
Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?
A. My sister is not my twin. I am older. Most of my family lives in Steamboat.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A barrel racer.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Both sets of my grandparents. We would talk about their lives before I knew them, strange road trips from my childhood and how much I love and miss them.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Old pennies.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Eat offal.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Hostess at the Good Taste Crepe Shoppe.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Batman. Batmobile.
Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you chose it?
A. Only temporary ones.
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. I have a slight fear of alien invasion.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. The Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
Book: “Lonesome Dove,” by Larry McMurtry
Song: “Ravel’s Bolero”
Food: Any cuisine from countries that touch the Mediterranean.
Sport to watch: Horse racing
Vacation spot: Baja
Recreational activity: Hiking
Movie: “Dr. No”
Magazine: “Food and Wine”
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