We Asked Your Staff, featuring Stephen Newhall
Get to know a different staff member every month in a new series called "We Asked Your Staff"! So that you can know them better, we will be featuring even more staff fun facts and their replies to some serious and not so serious questions that We Asked Your Staff.
Take it away, Stephen!
Tell us a little more about yourself:
I am a product of the Midwest and embody most of its stereotypes. Growing up in Indiana has certainly given me something of an unhealthy obsession with basketball, and inspirational sports movies. To this day, Rudy is the only movie to have ever made me cry, and don’t get me started on the cinematic masterpiece that is Hoosiers.
What one word best describes your life right now?
What is the scariest thing you've ever done?
I cliff jumped off Catalina Island into (supposedly) shark infested water. The water was covered by shadow, so I couldn’t see what was below me. The moment I hit the water, all I could think of was sharks swimming directly below me. I’m certain that was the greatest adrenaline spike of my life.
What's one thing your childhood gave you?
A mild obsession with Notre Dame football, barnyard basketball, and bonfires.
I am the proud owner of several fish.
An area of unexpected expertise?
I’m actually a more than competent mini-golfer. I’ve got a tournament trophy to prove it. Anyone who knows me well has heard the story of my unexpected putt-putt triumph.
Is there a song that makes you cry?
Fourth of July by Sufjan Stevens - listen at your own risk. Your tear ducts may not be able to handle the extra workload.
A bucket list holiday destination?
Pacific northwest. I’ve dreamt of sunrise hikes north of Vancouver, and I certainly wouldn’t hate if if that was around the holidays. I’d eat a Turkey leg lake-side on any or every Thanksgiving!
What was the first bible verse you memorized?
Philippians 4:8 - “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Still one of my favorite verses to this day!
Favorite season in Colorado?
Autumn (even though it lasts approximately 18 minutes).
If we saw you out and about in Littleton, what would you be doing?
Most likely eating. I absolutely love trying new restaurants and diving into the local flavor.
Thank you Stephen!