I am a Denver native as was my father. My husband and I have five children. My family moved to Parker in 1986. I always wanted to have horses and we were able to buy a home with three acres of horse property where I could keep them. My …
I am a Denver native as was my father. My husband and I have five children. My family moved to Parker in 1986. I always wanted to have horses and we were able to buy a home with three acres of horse property where I could keep them. My husband and I have both been in the printing industry since we were 16 years old. My husband started our business, Spradlin Printing Inc., in our home and garage in 1986.
On the fair board
This is my 10th year on the fair board. I was asked to be on the fair board during a time when they were trying to engage more than just the Castle Rock area into the county fair. I was the Parker representative that was recommended by then County Commissioner Jack Hilbert. Fair is a year-round project. I try to attend as many as six committee meetings a month, along with the regular board meeting and any extra planning sessions.
When I’m off duty
I enjoy time with family. I love doing things with the two grandchildren that live near me. I call myself a horse person taking care of three horses, always learning from them and riding when I can. I also enjoy home arts — flower gardening in the summer and knitting, crocheting and quilting in the winter.
My favorite part of the fair
There is such a history in the fair and a real diversity in the board. My favorite part is trying to figure it all out and how everything and everyone fits together to make this work. With 22 board members and a whole fair to run, this is a lengthy and ongoing process. The fair has its traditional side that almost make it a novelty for young people as many of them have never been exposed to it. The change along with the traditional heritage keep it interesting for me.
I work hard and I will try to do whatever it takes to make things work right while trying to find ways to improve and streamline projects. My new mantra is to slow down and really take the time to be in the moment — truly be there.