Ruth Dillon

A self-proclaimed overachiever, Ruth Dillon enjoys the life she has, which includes loving her kitty, her husband and mountain biking. Learn more about Ruth, below.

What initially brought you to Moab?

Following my heart’s desire to ride the Slickrock Bike Trail.

What do you love most about living in Moab?

The people and the passions – and the freedom to be my silly self.

What do you dislike about living in Moab?

When office politics get ugly, which can happen anywhere.

What is your occupation?

Daytime: Assistant to the County Council Administrator (when we have one!)

Evening: Life Coach Extraordinaire

If you could have any job in the world, what would you most like to do?

Be a real magician.

Describe a typical day in your life.

Curse the alarm, pet the kitty and act as a juggler all day. Then, come home and kiss the kitty and pet the husband, while he prepares dinner. Put on my life coaching hat and deliver the goods – then, pet the kitty some more. Mountain bike or host Denver friends on the weekends.

Some people have bumper stickers on their car that reads: I’d Rather be Sailing. What would your bumper sticker read? I’d Rather Be…

…Mountain biking or hiking in the Moab area

Tell us one thing people don’t usually know about you.

I co-founded and co-owned one of America’s fastest growing private companies (Inc. magazine 500 List, 1989)

In high school, you would have been considered the person most likely to…

…Overachieve. I’m finally realizing that it’s just not necessary.

What is your favorite Moab activity?

Mountain biking the variety of trails.

Tell us your favorite non-Moab place to visit.

Mancos, Colo. – my roots.

What do you consider your greatest achievement in life?

Gaining a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science…which does help me manage my free-spirit husband!

If you were president, what’s the first thing you’d do to make life better in America?

In this economy, I’d find a way to support people getting jobs.

What superhero power would you most like to have?

Bewitched – to clean up my house at the twitch of my nose.

If you could be an animal, what would it be? Why?

A kitty because they sleep a lot, explore a lot and basically do as they please and still get lots of lovin’.

What is your all-time favorite movie?

“True Lies”

And your all-time favorite book?

“The Soul Support Book” by Deb Koffman

If you were stranded on a desert island, which three CDs would you want to have with you?

The music in my head is all I need, but I’d want to have the CDs to use as reflectors!

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why?

I’d love to have dinner with my dad because I didn’t get much one-on-one time with him before he died when I was a teen.

What is your life philosophy?

Live and let live. To thine own self be true. Enjoy the life you have.

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