Meet a Westsider:
Staff Assistant at the Bijou School, an alternative high school.
What I like most about the Westside is... I have lived in Colorado Springs my whole life, and have lived in many different areas of the city. OCC and the Westside are far and above the best part of this city. Neighbors actually talk and look out for each other. I love shopping with the smaller businesses, I love walking down the streets enjoying the historical homes and businesses. The whole Westside is so rich in history. LOVE IT!
If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... For people who live on the Westside to appreciate our community more. I watch so many throw trash, beer bottles and race their cars down our quiet streets. I know that this stuff happens everywhere you live; I am just very protective and passionate about this community.
A good movie I’ve seen recently is... The only thing I like to watch is “Downton Abbey” on PBS. It’s based on the history of one particular family.
I'd like to discover... a way to take a vacation and keep on working at the same time.
If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Glenn Beck – would love to hear his outlook on life in these troubled times.
The next time I travel, I’m going... My family and I do not travel very often. When we do, we love to travel to different destinations in Colorado. We like to show our son the state that we love so much.
My favorite childhood memory is... In the summer, my father would shut his restaurant down on Tuesday afternoons, and we would go to Cheyenne Canyon and have a picnic. Myself and my nine brothers and sisters really enjoyed this. It was a time to stop and enjoy each other.
My favorite spring pastime is... Spring is my favorite time of year. I really enjoy watching the wildlife on the Westside wake up after a cold winter – yes, I admit I like giving them a few treats.
Something good I’ve read is... The Molly Murphy series, by Rhys Bowen. Love to read period mysteries.
My pet peeve is... Adults and children who do not use please and thank you. Having manners and speaking with respect is so important, and is SO lacking in today's society.
If I didn’t have to work for a year, I would... get a cabin in the Colorado mountains. Read and go for many walks. I have been working since I was 12 years old. I need a vacation, seriously.
Enjoy living on the Westside? You can tell the world why! Call our ‘Meet a Westsider’ editor at 471-6776.