Montana Parent - Quick Quiz with Montana Gift Corral owner - Bert Hopeman
November 30, 2012
Posted By: Shaunescy
This is Bert Hopeman. He and his wife came to visit Bozeman in 1991 and fell in love with it. Like so many of us they wished to make a life for themselves here in the valley. In ‘92 they visited many times.
One wintery day, she toured Main Street as he was out and about. They were considering starting a business. Bert has a love of the outdoors and was considering what it would take to make a good climbing outfitter. But although his passion for the sport was there, he is a savvy character and given that there were already a couple of good gear shops, that plan didn’t take root.
Sharon and Bert met for dinner that night and over a glass of wine, downloaded the day's events. Sharon was trying to find some gifts to bring home. But just couldn’t find anything in the $20 to $30 price range that wasn’t a t-shirt or a coffee mug. She really wanted something heartfelt and grounded in the locale.
“Maybe we should open a little gift shop on Main?” As they say, the rest is history. To this day they offer a wide variety of quality items in that price range.
Montana Parent Magazine’s
What is your favorite virtue? Integrity
Your favorite qualities in a man? Loyalty and Sincerity
Your favorite qualities in a woman? A sense of Adventure and Compassion
Your chief characteristic? Analytical
What do you appreciate most in your friends? Diversity and Self-Confidence
What character trait do you most dislike? Arrogance
Your favorite occupation? Business
Your idea of happiness? Bliss is to be healthy and free of stress.
Your idea of misery? Worry
If not Montana, where would you like to live? Nowhere else. Well, scratch that, I come from the coast. I need either the mountains or a coastline. Never Kansas! Nowhere in the flatland.
Favorite Poet? Ogden Nash
Favorite Hero? Milton Friedman
Personal practice? I meditate daily. On average about 2 hours a day.
What is your present state of mind? Calm. I got my meditation in this morning.