Spotlight: Jim Lorenz |

Spotlight: Jim Lorenz

Name: Jim Lorenz

Age: 45

Occupation: Construction

company owner

Place of birth: Steamboat Springs

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

A. 1957. The stork brought me here.

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

A. Starting my own business.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. Up at 6 a.m. Feed our horses. Drive to town. Visit job sites.

Q. Have you ever had a book change your life? What was it and why?

A. “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” It made me believe in my inner power.

Q. What’s the best piece

of advice you’ve ever been given?

A. “Actions speak louder than words.”

Q. When you meet someone new, what are the first three things you tell them about yourself?

A. Yes, I really was born in Steamboat; yes, my family owns the building on Lincoln Avenue; and yes, I hate my cell phone.

Q. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A. Jean Claude Killy.

Q. What kind of music did you listen to in high school? What kind of music do you

listen to now?

A. In high school: rock, Doobie Brothers, Moody Blues, Bad Company, etc. Now: The kind of music that is played on radio stations (stations that don’t run Paul Harvey.)

Q. If you could invite any four people over for dinner, who would they be, what you serve and what would you talk about.

A. Madonna, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiger Woods and Ghengis Khan. I would serve margaritas and we would talk about fame, sex and power.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’ll do anything for love, but I won’t do that.” What is that?

A. I won’t kiss my dog.

Q. What is your first memory?

A. Riding in my parents’ Rambler, standing up on the seat and falling down because there were no such things as seat belts.


Book: “Into Thin Air”

Song: “The Love Shack,” by The B52s

Color: Blue

Food: Italian

Sport to watch: Men’s Olympic downhill

Vacation spot: Changes every year

Activity: Horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing,


Movie: “Lonesome Dove”

Magazine: National Geographic

TV show: Andy Griffith

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