LIFE STORY

Age: 51

Born: Reno, Nev.

Family: husband, Richard; children, Jodie Jones, 31; Lori Farnsworth, 30; Kevin, 29; Kelli Gasser, 22; Chris, 15. Also, 12 grandchildren and two on the way.

Education: attended Brigham Young University.

Occupation: Before becoming mayor managed Arrowhead Management Systems International, a dental seminar consulting business in Alpine.

CITY STATS

Size: 4 square miles

Population: 3,500

Budget: $600,000

Number of employees: nine

Mayor's salary: $500 monthly

PERSONAL

Politics: Republican First "real" job: Worked in a clothing store in Riverside, Calif.

Management style: I like to give responsibility and let employees govern themselves so they can feel the accomplishments or shortcomings of their tasks.

Why I like being mayor: The opportunity to try to make a positive difference in the city and involve residents in volunteer groups so they can feel the rewards of accomplishments. I'd like to live here the rest of my life and want to do my part in making the community the best it can be.

Why I hate being mayor: "Hate" is a little strong. The thing I dislike about being mayor is dealing with irate people, realizing that I can't please all of the people all of the time. Some jobs are unpleasant tasks but have to be done any way for the betterment of the city.

Recipe for success: Try to keep a positive mental attitude and stay focused in your dreams.

A memorable failure: I try not to remember those. Heroes: Elaine Garzarelli, stock market guru for Shearson Lehman Brothers Inc. "She stays focused in her goals. Also, my mother because she showed unconditional love for everyone."

Leisure: Boating at Lake Powell, playing on my computer, genealogy, spending time with my grandchildren.

Favorite book: Lots of them! The Scriptures - because they give you a plan for life.

Favorite movie: Not a movie - but the play "Les Miserables."