Brian Flanders used to be an adventurer. Now he’s a hardworking family man. Most of his days are spent working, but sometimes he gets to go on an adventure with his kids, exploring the backcountry around Moab.
1) What initially brought you to Moab?
Fate. I was meant to be here.
2) What do you love most about living in Moab?
The small town atmosphere. It’s a good town to raise kids in.
3) What do you dislike about living in Moab?
It’s starting to get too big.
4) What is your occupation?
Hardware specialist, Walker’s True Value
5) If you could have any job in the world, what would you most like to do?
Professional adventurer/ International traveler.
6) Describe a typical day in your life.
Get up. Wake family. Go to work. Spend time with family. Go to bed.
7) 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…
8) Tell us one thing people don’t usually know about you.
I spent my 21st birthday crossing the Gulf of Alaska.
9) In high school, you would have been considered the person most likely to…
Not make it in life. I proved them wrong.
10) What is your favorite Moab activity?
Hiking and wheeling with my kids.
11) Tell us your favorite non-Moab place to visit.
12) What do you consider your greatest achievement in life?
13) If you were President, what’s the first thing you’d do to make life better in America?
Fire everyone and start fresh.
14) What superhero power would you most like to have?
15) If you could be an animal, what would it be? Why?
Human being, because I am one.
16) What is your all time favorite movie?
“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”
17) And, your all time favorite book?
“On the Road” by Jack Keroauc or anything by Louis L’Amour.
18) If you were stranded on a desert island, which three CDs would you want to have with you?
Classic rock, classic country, oldies.
19) If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why?
John Wesley Powell. It’d be cool to talk to him.
20) What is your life philosophy?
Enjoy life and love your kids. They’re the future.