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RETROSPEC COMMUNITY SERIES: ANGELA PEDROZA

HARPER RIDING, CONTENT CREATING, FUN-LOVING, BEER AFICIONADO, & ALL AROUND COOL GIRL 

Meet Angela Pedroza. A social media manager living in Eugene, Oregon. This Harper-riding, content creating, fun-loving, beer aficionado from PNW totally caught our attention with her awesome tags on Instagram. Get to know more about her day-to-day, and learn about how her Sage Green Harper ties into her life in Oregon.

R: Describe yourself, who you are, and what you do! 

AP: I'm Angela, a 24-year-old Social Media manager & marketer. I live in Eugene, Oregon and currently work from home. I have an almost 3-year-old miniature Australian Shepherd named Annie, and I've been with my better half for a little over 3 years now. Before I became a social media manager I worked for Fred Meyer for 5+ years in the Apparel department. 

R: What are your favorite places to bike to in your area (i.e. best coffee, shops, restaurants, museums, scenery, etc.)? 

AP: Springfield and Eugene have some of the best bike paths that you can ride along the Willamette River. My favorite route to take during the summer is the bike path that leads to downtown Eugene where you'll find some awesome places to stop and grab a beer! Sometimes it's nice to just ride the path down to the river and sit and relax.

R: You clearly love craft beer, do you have a particular brewery you’re really digging at the moment? 

AP: What a hard question! I think if I had to choose a favorite right at this moment it would be Claim 52 because they are always coming out with new releases and they brew a variety of different styles of beer. I also really love the atmosphere, depending on which location you choose to go to. 

R: What first inspired you to get involved with social media marketing and content creation? 

AP: I actually won a giveaway with the company that I now work for. Once I received the product (kombucha) I tried it and immediately fell in love with it. I wanted to learn more about it and eventually became a brand ambassador for them.

After being a brand ambassador I began to find a love for Instagram, taking pictures, and getting to know other people via Instagram who shared the same passion. It wasn't until the brand ambassador program closed and I received an email shortly after asking if I was interested in being their Social Media Manager. I couldn't believe it! Me? No way! We had a call and they made it clear that they loved my Instagram and how I was able to take pictures and caption them so well. So after no hesitation - I gladly accepted the position.

R: Describe your perfect Sunday?

AP: A perfect Sunday to me looks a lot like waking up at about 7:30 AM and having a big delicious breakfast complete with some iced coffee. After that, I like to make sure my TO-DO list is 100% done and then I'm ready to start the day. During the summer with the sun shining, I waste no time and GET OUTDOORS! Make sure my Harper is sparkly clean and my tires are all pumped up so I can just hop on it and ride. Whether it's a short ride of a few miles around the town or a long ride to the nearest tap house to enjoy a beer and keep on riding, I always love to get outdoors.

R: We’d argue that the best memories are made while adventuring outside. Is there a certain outdoor experience that stands out as the greatest memory for you?

AP: Oh yeah! Last summer me and my boyfriend set out at about 11 am on our bikes where we strapped [a] GoPro on the handlebars. We had no expectations or plans, we just wanted to film and ride. We started on the bike path and rode it until we were on the opposite side of town. We then rode [all over] downtown making sure to stop at every place we've never tried [to have] a beer and some water. We rode for hours that day! Getting some amazing footage as well as working on our tans (haha!) I remember getting back at about 5pm and heading straight to the pool that day. It was so hot and although we were pretty beat, it was definitely a day to remember.

R: Ultimate local spot for a weekend getaway?

AP: If you're willing to drive 45 minutes [from Eugene, Oregon] to Florence, Oregon you'll find the ocean, sand, and a whole lot of seafood! We love going to the coast for a weekend getaway since it's not too far and a complete change of scenery.

R: Best coffee in your city?

AP: If it's not a good craft beer, you'll find some iced coffee in my hand! My favorite coffee stand is called Cool Beanz, it's a little stand over by [a] car wash [in town]. Hands down the best coffee I've ever had!

R: Best pizza?

AP: Well, this is a no-brainer! Viking Braggot brewery! They just opened up their new location and we were counting the days down to try it! We ended up sharing a pepperoni pizza and some garlic knots. My boyfriend says the best kind of pizza is the kind you can fold and I couldn't agree more!  

R: What are 5 things you can’t live without right now?

AP: Camera, iced coffee, craft beer, family, & my Harper from Critical Cycles - duh!

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