On the Clock: Heather Crandall
Local Heather Crandall came a long way to settle in Summit County. She hails from Delta Junction, Alaska, and moved to the county three years ago.She said the biggest difference she’s noticed in living here is how accessible things are.”It’s easy to live here,” Crandall said. “If you want to hike up a mountain here, you just do it in shorts. If you want to hike up a mountain in Alaska, it’s a big expedition. Alaska’s a much more harsh environment.”Crandall has been offering customers at Sunshine Café in Silverthorne service with a smile and some great food for more than two years.What do you like best about your job?
“People. I get to meet a lot of really great people – people who have lived here a really long time. I know a lot of people (in Summit), and it’s from working here that I know them.”What brought you to Summit County?”I came here to visit a few times and fell in love with this place. I remember going spring skiing at the Basin. It was 60 degrees out and beautiful. I just fell in love with it. I moved up here for a season, and it’s been three now. I just sold my car that I moved down here with; it was kind of sad. I just came here with my stuff and my dog (a pit bull named Cyrus).”What do you do when you’re not working?”Bike, climb, ski, hike.”
If you could have any other job, what would it be?”I’m certified to teach (kindergarten through eighth grade). I would love to teach second or third grade. I love working with kids. Kids are awesome. They respond well to me.”What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?”That I grew up without running water or electricity in a little cabin in the woods. We had an outhouse. I lived there until I was 17.”
Heather CrandallPosition: ServerEmployer: Sunshine Cafe in Silverthorne Time at job: Two and a half yearsTime in Summit County: Three yearsOriginally from: Delta Junction, AlaskaFamily: Single
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