What do you do?
Kim Pray

Where do you work and what is your title?
       I am the owner of a natural vitamin & food store in Old Colorado City called Desert Sage Natural Foods.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
       I run the store, do all the ordering and I have a great time talking to all the customers that come in.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
        I’ve owned Desert Sage almost exactly 1 year in May. This is my first experience on the Westside, and I love it and I love the people. Everyone is super- friendly.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
       I love the people, and I also love the fact that everything is easy to get to and you can work and shop in one area and not drive very far.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
       I wish the store was physically larger. Then I could expand to a produce department and maybe a deli or juice bar too.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
       It never prepared me for all the sales people that come knocking on my door all the time. I was an outside sales rep myself for years but when you’re on the other side of that, it gets a tad bit irritating!
What makes working on the Westside special?
       All the different people I get to meet that live here and have lived here for years. I also enjoy all the tourists that travel through here to see our beautiful Westside, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs.

“What do you do?” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you know someone who has an interesting job on the Westside (but doesn’t live here), he/she might be a candidate for this column! If you know someone who might qualify, give us a call at 471-6776.