Mentor of the month: Colin Scollard |

Mentor of the month: Colin Scollard

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Special to the Daily

A: It’s hard to think of one favorite moment because Dusty and I have gone on so many fun adventures. I think my favorite time with Dusty is in the car on the way to an activity because that’s when we can really talk. He’s growing up and soaking up information like a sponge. There is so much to talk about.

A: I have listened to many great men and women along my journey who have shared their experiences and helped me. Tom, Bill, Ken, Mike and Jon to name a small few. Honestly, I’ve always looked up to Walt Disney and the world he created through his imagination. His dream lives on through the stories his company brings to life, and the stories provide lessons that I find quite good.

A: Sorry, but I can’t say too many details or a whole bunch of people in SUVs will show up after reading the paper. It would have to be a toss-up between Kauai, Hawaii, and the Redwood Forest in California. Both are great places to explore where time is preserved in natural balance.

A: A significant experience that impacted me was a mission trip to an orphanage in Juarez, Mexico. Only a stone’s throw from the United States, we found over 50 children living behind drug lord watchtowers manned by men with machine guns. They live in a world we don’t want to see. Not much love or grace had been shown to these orphaned young people. I witnessed one man, along with a handful of volunteers, who made his dream to help such children a reality. And now I believe we can all do something, somewhere. It doesn’t have to be far away or the biggest thing that anyone has ever done. We just have to do something.

Born and raised: I was born in Vancouver, Canada, and lived there until I moved to California at age 7. By the age of 14, I was out on my own in the streets. I moved to Hawaii at age 20 and it was there that I found a new way to live. A year later, my uncle lead me to the wonderful community of Breckenridge, and I have been here ever since.Q: Music: I love music of all types and genres. All of my life, I have been the “rocker” next door asked to turn it down! What’s funny, is that my passion for music lead me to create Mountain Multi-Vision & Sound, a shop where I can help others enjoy the melody.Favorite book: I am an avid reader of car magazines and audio/video technical manuals. But I do enjoy books that teach me something useful. One book that really helped me was Keeping the Love You Find, by Harville Hendrix. It helped me to begin to learn about and love the man I am, the good and the bad. Once you can discover where you are, then you can begin to move to where you want to be.Favorite outdoor activities: I am a busy bee who wants to see and smell every flower before I die. So far I like to ski, snowboard, snowmobile, drive fast cars and 4x4s, explore, fly, hike, bike, swim, surf, waterski and wakeskate. I also love to camp out and sleep under the stars and moon!

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