“My only regret,” she says, “is not having followed my dream to join the police academy. I really wanted to be one of those female detectives.” Can you just picture Jamie Angelich in a dark alley, gun drawn, turning a corner Charlie’s-Angels style, and screaming, “Freeze, or I’ll shoot!”
Aside from missing her calling on the PD, her other dreams have been realized. “I’m so happy right now and my life is totally fulfilled. I have a wonderful husband, and a fantastic son who is the light of my life.”
Jamie describes her marriage to Al as a true Cinderella story. “He was a 46-year-old bachelor when I met him, and he changed my life completely. I went from working all the time to picking out carpeting and china and designing our new house, all in one fell swoop.”
Jamie has helped many in the Denver area realize their dreams, too, due to her hectic volunteer schedule that keeps her on the go and always giving.
Favorite Clothing Stores: Neiman's, Saks And Auer’s
What gives a woman/man style: How they carry themselves and how they accessorize.
Which social event is your favorite? The Western Fantasy Ball
What are your volunteer activities? Presently I serve as the director for the boards of Cherry Creek School Foundation, ArtReach and the Providence Network. I’m the advisor to the Mask Project in May 2002, Girls Night Out in October 2002, the Western Fantasy in October 2002, and the Cancer League of Colorado, 2002. I’m vice president of development for the Volunteers of America Guild, second vice president of PTCO Bellevue Elementary School, and honorary chairman of the Aware Luncheon in November.
Who is the most interesting celebrity you’ve met? Mikhail Gorbachev, who I spoke with at length through an interpreter at a party. We are the same religion, and we really bonded over discussing the tradition of the Orthodox Church and the recent funeral of his wife, Raisa.
Who is your hero and why? My daddy, because he had a very hard life. He lost his father at an early age, received a Purple Heart in World War II, helped raised his sisters and four kids (with my mother), and yet I never heard him complain. Not once. He’s a man with high morals and high integrity…and he did all the cooking in the house!
If your life were a movie, who would play your part? Reese Witherspoon
Pets? Winston, my Maltese.
When you move, what will your home tell its next owner about you? That I loved to entertain, but didn’t spend so much time in the kitchen.
What one word describes you best? Fulfilled
What was your first job? In college, I worked at a men’s clothing store.
What word or expression do you use too much? “Helllllooooo?”
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d be taller.
Your greatest indulgence? Chocolate.
What is the best gift you have ever given? I gave my parents a lifetime weekly cleaning service, and every week, without fail, my mother calls to thank me.
What is a favorite childhood memory? I was 9 years old, and sold Green Stamps to buy my Mother’s first watch.
Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I could play the piano like one of my sisters. We all took lessons, but she got the great gift of talent, and I just didn’t.
What is your current state of mind? Today? Very happy. I’m getting HRT! (Hormone Replacement Therapy).
Your greatest achievement? Being a wonderful mother.
Most treasured possession? My son, Adam.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Last summer, I was leading the golf club championship by numerous strokes going into the third day, and the wheels just fell off and I didn’t even place.
The quality you most like in a man? High morals and integrity, just like my daddy and my husband.
The quality you most like in a woman? Loyalty
Favorite writers? Greg Isles, Tom Clancy, Dominick Dunne.
Favorite book? “Gift from the Sea” by Anne Lindberg Morrow
The best advice you ever received? Always be honest.
What is your motto? Where there’s a will, there’s a way
What is your favorite quote? “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared us to what lies within us.” – Emerson