Collin Fanning, Graham County Health Department’s deputy director of emergency management

When and why did you move to the Gila Valley or How long have you lived in the Gila Valley and why have you stayed?

“I moved to the Gila Valley on November 1, 2010 to play football at EAC. I stayed because I met a pretty girl and I love the small town atmosphere.”

What do you like to do in your spare time?

“I like to play sports and play with my three kids.”

Where is your favorite place to eat in the Gila Valley?

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“My favorite place to eat is La Casita.”

What surprises you about the Gila Valley?

What was the last book you read?

“The last book I read is called “The Road Less Traveled” by Scott M. Peck”

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Other than my wife and kids, I’m most proud of playing baseball and football at BYU and playing professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. I only played for one year before I was released. I played outfield. Centerfield mostly. I’m sure there are stats somewhere but I didn’t keep track of them. They weren’t great.

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