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Conversations with Hilary: Andy Wirth, CEO Squaw Valley

What do you believe to be your greatest accomplishment?

“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill and I have this in common. I most certainly “married up.”

Do you have a prized possession(s)?

Two “possessions;” however, while these are material things that are “prized” to me, they’re value has nothing to do with their monetary value, as they have deep meaning, soul, sound and carry with them (both) a great number of very powerful memories.

One, I have a custom made saddle, chaps, spurs and bridle that are holdovers from my days of working with horses at my ranch back in Colorado. The saddle is a slick fork working saddle that is what I think to be the perfect saddle for working with horses and working cattle. The saddle, spur straps and bridle were made by a legendary saddle maker out of Oregon. My other prized possession is a custom made K24ce Taylor Guitar, made of Koa wood. It sounds remarkable – perfect – and is, simply put, beautiful.

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