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Q&A: Scott Roepke

Scott Roepke

Editor's note: This Q&A is part of Faces A to Z, a series highlighting familiar — and not so familiar — faces around Goodhue County. Check back to the A to Z page for stories, history lessons and more Q&As. 

Where do you work and what do you love most about your job?

Cannon Valley Trail. Being outside surrounded by the natural beauties of the Cannon River Valley and at the same time providing outdoor recreation for 100,000 people annually.

What's your favorite local spot? Share what makes it special.

Mile 19.6 on the Cannon Valley Trail. If you go one-tenth of a mile west of the Old West Main Access and look to the north the view of the wetlands is breathtaking! This view makes me feel like I'm in another country.

If you could spend an hour with any person from local history, who would it be and what would you talk about?

Albert Marshall. We would talk about his interest and vision of the outdoors. How did he acquire his interest and vision? Who was his role model?

If Albert would be here today, what would his vision be for outdoor recreation 50 years from now?

What's your favorite food, book or movie?

Favorite food: Expensive — halibut. Non-expensive — pizza burgers

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Tough question ... I would say both. I like to get up early and get the day started, but I have no problems staying up late at night.

What's your guilty pleasure?

Spending time alone is my guilty pleasure. I love to camp, fish, hike and canoe by myself, but I feel guilty when spending time away from my family.

My family understands and allows me solitude several times a year. I am very thankful.

What's your favorite local tradition or event?

I can guarantee you it is not lutefisk!