Occupation: Newspaper owner, publisher, layout, graphic production, circulation manager, billing and accounting, newspaper delivery person, janitor, I.T., H.R. – When you own a small business, job titles really don’t exist, you’re involved with everything.
Family: My father, Lloyd Sr.
Describe yourself in three words: Fanatical, realistic, eclectic.
What kind of pets do you have? Two dogs, two cats (although one of the cats believes she is a dog)
What do you most enjoy about your job? The daily challenge, the creative aspect, and never knowing what’s going to happen next. The news business is very fluid and it keeps you on your toes. Its a great sense of satisfaction after each edition is published.
What is your dream job? I wouldn’t be a newspaper publisher if I didn’t love it. Even though the occupation wasn’t my initial dream but I quickly learned this is who I was meant to be.
What was your first job? I worked at Togo’s/Baskin Robbin’s in Williams.
What’s something about yourself that your friends might not know? I have misophonia, a condition in which sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing, or even repeated pen-clicking.
Who do you most admire? I admire my parents. My mother who battled cancer and had an outstanding work ethic. She had a heart of gold and was the most honest person I ever met. And my father who worked tirelessly to provide for his family – I get my work ethic from him.
What is your favorite book or movie? My favorite book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein; My favorite movie is “Steel Magnolias” – gotta get me some armadillo cake!
What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? When it’s raining, I want to be outside. I love the rain.
What is your favorite childhood memory? Celebrating the holidays with family, and trips to Fort Bragg.
What’s something you can’t live without? The one thing I have learned in life is though we have our lists of “can’t live without” – we can – we will – and life goes on. Just don’t wait until tomorrow to tell your loved ones how much you love them, because tomorrow is never guaranteed.
What do you like most about Colusa County? I love Colusa County because it is home. There is a friend at every corner, and someone is always willing to help you out.
What would you like to change about Colusa County? I wish Colusa County was more business friendly. Not just on a government level, but a community level. It would be wonderful to see our downtown flourish with small shops and businesses with customers alike.
If you could write a biography about someone local, who would it be and why? It’s hard to pick just one person; but I hope to some day, record the history of Arbuckle. The last edition of the Arbuckle-College City book was published in the 1970s. I wish to continue where the book left off, recording our history before it is forgotten.
Where do you get your news? I get my news from many sources. When I find a topic of interest, I look in several locations to get different view points and to verify what is reported. Where I don’t get my news is on social media.