‘Live your days as they come’: Five minutes with Mandy More, 30, assistant manager at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home
Where is your hometown? “I was born and raised in Steamboat.”
What brought you to Craig? “I live in Hayden now, so I just started commuting here instead of to Steamboat. It’s a great town, great community and everybody’s just like a family here.”
Motto or outlook on life? “Do your best and it is what it is. You live your days as they come.”
When did you first get started in your job? “I’ve been at Murdoch’s since November. I worked at the feed store in Steamboat for nine years and I just wanted to continue working in the ranching and home supply business so I started here cashiering and continued on from there.”
Favorite part of life in Northwest Colorado? “The outdoors. Every different time of year, you can go out and do something. Summer is boating and camping, wintertime is snowmobiling and sledding. Stuff like that.”
Least favorite? “You never know what kind of weather you’re going to have. You can start the day with sunshine and end up with snow.”
Favorite meal from a local restaurant? “Anything from the buffet at The Galaxy.”
Song you could listen to 1,000 times? “Cyndi Lauper, ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun.’ Everybody will probably laugh at me, but I grew up on her (music) and it’s all my mom played as I was growing up and it just kind of stuck.”
Biggest pet peeve? “Not being able to get a project accomplished in a day. It’s something I’ve had to learn to overcome because I’m the kind of person that I want to start a project and get it done, but it’s not something that’s always manageable.”
Dream vacation? “Anything I can do with my family. It doesn’t matter where it is as long as I’m with my family.”
Nightmare vacation? “I can’t think of anything. I like to experience everything at least once.”
Word or phrase you’d use to describe yourself? “Upbeat and willingness to do anything.”
Proudest accomplishment? “Getting the assistant manager position here. I just got the job last Thursday. I think I have a lot of willingness not to tell people what to do but ask them and work right along with them and work as hard as I want to see them working.”
Favorite part of Memorial Day weekend? “Just spending it with family for the kickoff to summer and getting to see people you don’t see on an everyday basis. Both of my grandparents served in the military and my little sister just completed a five-year tour with the Navy. We always do something in memory of all the people who have served in the military. A lot of people are out there serving for us and giving us what we have here and they put a lot of their personal time into it for us.”
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