Picture this: You're an attractive female in marathon running shape, and a business professional living in Boston.
What might be better?
Still, all of the above, but you're residing and working in downtown Frisco for December and January.
Welcome to Cheryl Kauvar's life.
"I am a managing partner at eThink Education LLC," she offers. "We are a technology company that provides learning management systems to colleges and universities."
Cheryl has a bachelor's from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and an MBA from the University of Maryland.
She is rising at 6 a.m., to get online and meet the East Coast's workday schedule, but is able to get out to run and ski.
During the holidays, her mother, Barbara, came out to visit. They walked Frisco, and rented a car to hit Breckenridge and see Vail. The duo experienced a sleigh ride dinner with Two Below Zero.
"I'm very much enjoying the small-town atmosphere Frisco provides. Everyone I've met is friendly and helpful. The mountain atmosphere is beautiful and such a change from the scenery on the East Coast. I'm enjoying my time here very much and being able to ski world-class mountains whenever I want."
She had previously visited Denver and Colorado Springs, but this two-month stay marks her first visit to Summit County.
"I wanted to be close to the mountains," she says. "Frisco seemed ideally located in the middle of it all. Matt and Kristen Moore's Bear's Den condo was appealing because I knew I wouldn't have a car out here and this location offers easy access to Main Street and the free Summit Stage."
"I've skied all over the East Coast, primarily in New Hampshire and Vermont," says Cheryl.
While here, she is keeping up her marathon-training regimen.
"I've been running most of my life, although I've gotten more interested in long distance running in the past five years," she comments. "I've completed two marathons: the Philadelphia Marathon and the Bay State Marathon in Lowell, Mass. I'm training to run the Boston Marathon this coming April, which is a life-long goal of mine having grown up in the Boston area."
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to a bunch of folks spotted out and about in a variety of settings:
Jim and Maureen Reis, Ray and Pooh Bishop, Thomas Davidson, Gary Wilkinson and Joyce Burford, David and Cathy Cunningham, Chris and Maya Eby, Jackie and John Moberly, Bob (another Omaha oracle) Root, Dennis Johnson, Betsy Cuthbertson, Rick Hein and Linda Roberts, Mark McCrerey, Tracy Glass, Abby Stetson, Rick and Judi Amico, Larry and Pat Schmidt, Peter Siegel, Jim Farquhar and Carolyn Kosabucki, Bob Bloch, Sally Husson, Danny (The Weatherman) Moroz, Alice and Andy Hayes, Teri Booth, Maureen Keefe, Betsy and Don Sather, Frank Walter, Phil Kopp, Cindy Lundquist, Dan and Marian Kibbie, Dot Vanderbeck, Janet Carter, and Bob Hartzell.
And Tim Thompson, Terry and Traci McGeehan, Danny Pins and Sandy Sheffield, Jeannette Gongloff, Renee Imamura, Russ Wolfe, Simone Belz, Jim and Connie Bull, Thom Emrick and Sherri Nielsen, Kathy Jones, Bruce Lew, Jerry Miner, Dr. John Warner and Dr. Darcy Rehn, Dr. Karl Heggland, Wildernest Property Management's Pat Miller, Nicky Soupal, Jon Obel, Pam Smith, Sean Creasman, Tony Snyder and Karen Harsch; Resort Internet's Lynn Johnson, Cheryl Parkinson, Mark Wentzlaff, Brian Schultz, Alisha Lawrence, Bernie Reynoso, Mike Hess, Brandon Bruegger, Chris Proctor, Kyle Postema and Colby Ransom.
And Frisco Town Manager Bill Efting, Jim and Maryann Annuziata, Walter Wiersonski, Amy and Joel Levy, Dr. Chuck Lackey, Otero Jr. College's Ron Davis, Washington, D.C.'s Nicholas Zeisler and Ron Milette; Matt and Laura Zeisler, Tom and Sheila Flanagan, Lauren Scott, Janice Kurbjun, Ryan Wondercheck, Ben Trollinger, Mark Fox, Matt Sandberg, that British ski and snowboard national team staying at Mark and Liz McManis' River House, and the Dartmouth Men's Ski Team camped over at Bob and Nancy Downey's Keystone residence.
And thanks for Spike's Facebook birthday wishes from: Francie Ton, Dorothy Nobis, Jim Conder, Rolando Cuadrado, Brian Johnson, Holly Lowder, Michael Longueira, Kathy Holmes, Leon Joseph Littlebird, Tom Fricke, Matt Lit, Lenny Martinez, Dan Gibbs, Dr. Jim Bachman, Kim Orr, Carrie Welch, Kim Fancher, Linda Axelrod, Kathy Ewing, The Magills, mpfv, Lou Culman, Gary Sonnett, Rudy Papaco, compa Felix, Marilyn Leuszler, Joe Jefferson and Sylvia Lobato.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed "Spike," a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a local since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years.
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