Routt County Spotlight: Marchele McEntee
Occupation: Volunteer Coordinator for Advocates Against Battering and Abuse and full-time wedding planner
Place of birth: O-town (Ogden), Utah
Q. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
A. In 2002, in a beautiful 1986 Buick Celebrity, aka “The Hooptie.”
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Participating in the Rock Paper Scissors tournament.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Metamucil, calisthenics and read the Steamboat Pilot cover to cover and then back to the cover.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. The phone book, because when you see your name in print, you know you’re going to “be somebody.”
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. You are going to die.
Q. What are the first three things you tell new acquaintances about yourself?
A. It’s Marchele. No Mar-chele. Yeah, Marsha is fine.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Laffy Taffy wrappers.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Eat or listen to Meatloaf.
Q. What was your first job?
A. I was a busser at the Village Inn. (I wish that was a joke.)
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. My mom because she’s the coolest person I know.
Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you chose it?
A. Yes, a flower because when I was 16 I wanted to do something that would remind me that kids do stupid things.
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. Yes, I’m afraid of fear. It makes me scared just thinking about it.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Pick-up dog poo in the local parks as a sign of my commitment to off-leash laws.
Book: “Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber,” by Ken Wilber
Song: “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” by Meatloaf
Sport to watch: Historical re-enactments
Movie: “The Jerk”
Magazine: What is Enlightenment?
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