Sales Associate Cortina Store
STARTED AT PATAGONIA
Why do you work at Patagonia?
I believe that Patagonia is a unique outdoor clothing brand and I don’t think you can find something similar out there. It’s not always smooth and easy, but you can feel the passion that drives the brand to deliver amazing products. Working with Patagonia made me realize that it is not only a business but also a commitment to sustainability and I am very proud to be part of it.
What was your path to working for Patagonia?
Back in 2014 after an exhausting summer season, I was travelling through the Dolomites looking for a job for winter. Obviously, a stop in Cortina was mandatory and once there… “Wow! A new Patagonia Store, let’s go check it out!!” And here I am…
What is your favourite Patagonia product ever?
It’s hard to say, so I’ll go for two. The classic R1 fleece, a 4-season versatile multisport pullover and my Alpine Houdini Jacket, a faithful companion for all the wet and windy conditions.
What is the best thing about working at Patagonia?
It’s satisfying to work for a company that acts coherently with its vision, mission and values.
What is the best thing about your job?
I really like the fact that at the store we’re always interacting with all kinds of people. Our guests come from all over the world and have different ages and skill levels, from the absolute beginner to the “king of the mountain”.
But at the end of the day we are all connected, in some way, to the same love for nature and outdoors.
What are you passionate about?
I’m an outdoor fanatic and a mountain-addict. Being outdoors is something that I have always loved. That’s also one of the reasons why I’m very keen on protecting and taking care of my “playground”.
What do you like doing outside of work?
In winter I really like skiing here in Cortina and in summer I dedicate more time to rock climbing and running. When I am at home, I really enjoy reading books or listening to good music. I’m also rediscovering my old passion for cooking. Finally, hanging out with friends is also one of my favourites!
What has been your biggest adventure so far?
I vividly remember descending from a long route on the South face of the Marmolada, and it was late so half way down the “light turned off” and me and my mate decided to sleep on a ledge between some mountain pines. Well, the next morning we found out that we were sleeping on the void - under the bushes (our bed) there was a 200 m fall!!! But… I’m sure the best has yet to come!