Friendliest post office clerk
A Vail Associates chef for 17 years, Glen Sautelle decided to take his “restaurant hussle” to the Vail Post Office. Arriving slightly before the 9-11 and anthrax situations, he wondered what he’d gotten himself into. “I work the window, so I get to meet people,” he says. “It’s steady, you can count on your days off. And this place is really, really clean. I love that.”
Postmaster of Minturn Jim Madrid has been in the postal service for 35 years. “I enjoy my work, and enjoy the people, so it makes it a fun job,” he says. “Not to brag, but I’ve heard people say this is the best post office around.” Dani Gore of the Avon Post Office is fairly new to the window but is making lots of fans. “She’s more than willing to help customers, she’s more than willing to do anything,” says Avon Postmaster Matt Curry. Down valley, Diane Bakken plans on staying put as Postmaster of Wolcott. “I love the people,” she says. She also likes being the queen of her domain, instilling order to the 300 boxes rented. “I have one of the largest stamp selections in the valley,” she says.