Meet a Westsider:
Stephanie Edwards

Profession/Occupation... Marketing communications director for Gold Hill Mesa.

What I like most about the Westside is... I love the lifestyle, atmosphere, and beautiful scenery here. Also, the Westside is rich with history and many talented and interesting people. I feel very fortunate to live here. I'm from the Southeast, and when I moved here, I said to my husband “I could live here forever. I feel like this is where I belong.” However, I still need to get away on a great vacation occasionally!

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... I would like to see Old Colorado City become more popular. It reminds me of the Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, where I'm from, which is a true hotspot for shopping and dining. Old Colorado City has that same potential.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... “Enchanted,” with Patrick Dempsey. I watched it with my daughters and enjoyed the clever “revisionist” approach to fairytales. Plus, Patrick Dempsey made a good Prince!

The worst advice I’ve ever gotten was... Believe it or not, I was advised NOT to move to Old Colorado City when we first came to town. I was told to check out Briargate instead. Sure glad I didn't listen!

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Ted Koppel. Other than Kenyon Jordan, he's one of the few remaining quality journalists of our time.

The next time I travel, I’m going to... Japan. My husband is living in Japan on a work assignment and we are looking forward to visiting him there next month.

My favorite childhood memory is... Having picnics with my mother. I remember sitting out on a dock enjoying fresh oranges picked from our yard.

My favorite winter pastime is... I love cross-country skiing in Colorado. It's great exercise and a peaceful, albeit invigorating, way to connect with nature.

Something good I’ve read is.. I have two answers for this question... it's just too hard to choose. I like reading cookbooks that tell stories, particularly one entitled: “The Last Dinner on the Titanic.” I'm enjoying the book “Suburban Nation” by Andres Duany. It's all about the sensible way of developing communities and neighborhoods. Reading it makes me even more excited and proud to be a part of the Gold Hill Mesa project, which is truly environmentally and economically transformative for the Westside.

My pet peeve is... Dining in a restaurant and they start running the vacuum!

If I won the lottery, I’d... Buy a Victorian home and refurbish it... maybe turn it into a B&B!

Meet a Westsider” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you would like to be a Meet-a-Westsider (or know someone who should be), please give us a call at 471-6776.