Canyoneers, Inc.

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About me

Industry Tourism
Occupation Owner/Manager
Location Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Introduction I met and married my husband, Gaylord, on a Grand Canyon river rafting trip with Canyoneers in 1978. We have worked together for the past 30 years to make Canyoneers a high quality, state-of-the art rafting company that we are very proud of. Between us, we have performed every function necessary to develop and operate a small river running business. We have owned and operated a small hiking/guide business in Grand Canyon, a small lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon, a cross country ski center on the North Kaibab, a little country store and gas station, also on the North Kaibab, and a small campground and RV park by Jacob Lake, AZ. We are slowing down a bit now, after years of working 7 days a week and 15-16 hour days. I have served on a number of Boards and Commissions involving small business. I represented Arizona at the White House Conference on Small Business in 1995 where I served as the Environmental Chair person. I have lived in Flagstaff, AZ for the past 30 years and love it! My kids have all been four-legged, and currently include two terrific German Shepherds.
Interests Small business advocate, writing, exercise, rafting, current events, public speaking
Favorite Movies Gone with the Wind, Out of Africa, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dr. Zhivago, Spartacus, Pretty Woman, and most every movie with Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cary Grant and Gregory Peck.
Favorite Music Judy Garland, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra, Mario Lanzo, most all Broadway Musicals. I love easy listening, classical, piano and violin. I adore Andrew Lloyd Weber's music, Cole Porter and that entire era!
Favorite Books Atlas Shrugged, Little Women, most of James Michener and John Grisham, the Sonnets of Shakespere and The Red Badge of Courage and so many others.