On the Clock: Lizzie Jones | SummitDaily.com

On the Clock: Lizzie Jones

Summit Daily/Kristin Skvorc Frisco Marina employee Lizzie Jones drags a kayak in from Dillon Reservoir Tuesday in Frisco.

Frisco resident Lizzie Jones works where others play as an office attendant at the Frisco Bay Marina. She spends her days renting kayaks to water sports enthusiasts and helping them get their boats – and themselves – in and out of the water.Jones also assists people with storing their boats when not in use.”When I was looking for a job last spring, this was definitely one of the most desirable-sounding jobs,” she said. “I get to be outside and help people.”The marina’s last day for rentals is Sept. 18. Jones will be working there through September, and then she’s off to work at Copper Mountain for the winter months.

What do you like best about your job?”I like working with people. I get to be outside sometimes. And busy days go by really fast.”What do you find most challenging about your work?”On really busy days, (it’s) trying to keep everyone happy and having a good experience. I want to make sure they’re having the best time on the water.”

What do you do when you’re not working?”In the winter, I snowboard, and in the summer, I go hiking and kayaking. I get to take out the kayaks here.”What brought you to Summit County?”I graduated college in December 2003, and Michigan was getting kind of blah. I wanted a change. I had been here once before, and I really liked it.”

If you could have any other job, what would it be?”Probably something where I can work with people and get involved with the community. I don’t know what that would be, though. I definitely wouldn’t want to be a doctor or lawyer.”What’s something people might be surprised to know about you?”I have an identical twin sister that lives in Michigan.”

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