Getting to Know Melissa Wollny – Adventure16 Tarzana

What is your name and what is your title? Melissa, Assistant Manager

What is the first thing you think about when you wake up? I really have to pee.

Coffee, tea, or energy drink? Tea

What is the last thing you think about when you go to sleep? I wish I was already asleep.

What song are you listening to on repeat right now? Bullet Proof Soul by Iron and Wine.

Where can you get the best meal in your town? Del Taco. Can’t beat the price, quality, and they have fantastic milkshakes.

Where can we find the best cup of coffee in your town? It’s cliche…but Starbucks.

What is your favorite playtime activity?  Do you have a secret spot you’ll share with us? Running, no 😉

What is the best experience your store or brand has given you? The encouragement to balance work and fun in the outdoors.  

What is the last time you surprised yourself? Last week, a sport climb I had been projecting finally went down. Didn’t think it was going to go that day, but surprised myself by digging deep and powering through the crux even though in my mind I didn’t think I could hold on. Super stoked clipping the anchor!

What are the three website you visit every day? Imgur, Mountain Project, Netflix

What is your favorite PrAna product?  Why? Prana Halle pant. Super durable, comfy and cute.

If you did not work in the outdoor industry, where would you be? Elementary School Teacher

What is your favorite store or brand event that gives back to the community?   Store event: 3-Peak Challenge, customer push their personal limits to try and hike the three tallest mountains in Socal (Mt. Baldy, San Gorgonia, San Jacinto). They can choose to complete the challenge in 24 hrs, 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months. It’s a fun event to get people away from their phone and hanging out on some mountains. All registration fees go to Donate-A-Pack foundation “non-profit, helps low income or disabled youth in Southern California to partake in an outdoor wilderness experience.”

What makes your store or brand stand out from the crowd? “mom and pop” style of store.

Why are you a good asset to your team? My bad-assery

Is there a trip that you’ve been planning or dreaming of going on? Mars

Would you travel around the world by Jeep, bike, or campervan? Campervan, you can hitch your jeep to it and mount your bike on it.

A helicopter is coming to take you anywhere in the world, where are you going? Jordan

When was the last time you jumped over something? All day every day. The ground is made of hot lava.

Do you prefer the mountains or water?  What draws you there? Mountains, they are epic and make your problems seem small in comparison.  

Does your community have any great summer festivals? Avocado Festival at Angel City Brewery

What makes you smile? Lazy days and chocolate

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