Full Time Ski Instructor, Wolf Creek; Full Time Construction Worker, GLC Enterprises, Gerry Lindstrom licensed NM Contractor – Custom Homes
Pagosan since 2018, visiting since 1986
Why do you live in Pagosa Springs?
I have always been drawn to Pagosa Springs – the locals, the views, the snow on the mountain, the springs – there are so many things I loved about this place during my visits that I finally made the move permanent four years ago.
What is your Favorite Soaking Tub at The Springs?
Rivers Bend is my favorite soaking tub thanks to the views of the San Juan river.
Are you a Podcast or Book Person? What’s got your interest right now?
I like both books and podcasts on various topics including politics, social topics, healing of mind, technical, mountain biking, etc. I also like watching drone videos. I like listening to the Tom Petty Channel on XM/Sirius on my ride into town.
What’s your daily wellness regime?
I have fruit for breakfast, and sometimes I’ll treat myself to something from Two Chicks and a Hippie or a breakfast bagel sandwich from Boulders Café. I always do stretching and breathing exercises before heading into town. After a car accident I had, The Springs have become an integral part of my own wellness routine. Soaking alleviates my neck and shoulder pain, so I am at The Springs a lot. Supplementing my soaking with marijuana and THC salve also helps.
I love to bring fresh baked cinnamon buns from Two Chicks and a Hippie for the crew at The Springs. Kind of funny, because I’m 6’5”, but we like to joke that I’m Santa’s Elf. Their work is so strenuous, they do so much both for our community and all of the visitors that come our way, it’s a way for me to be able to give back to them.
Why would you recommend Soaking to a friend?
I always recommend soaking to my students. After our lessons, they are usually exhausted because I like to push them to perform better than their expectations. I discourage them from just sitting, talking, and drinking alcohol (for those who are adults), and instead recommend they soak, stretch while in the baths, and drink plenty of water because of the altitude and hydration.