#WoolxinAction Featured Team Member – Simona Catana!

thumbnail_image3 (2)Woolx scoured the globe searching for intrepid adventurers to test out Woolx gear in the most extreme conditions, we’ve assembled this group of globetrotting daredevils into the #WoolxinAction team! Every month Woolx Life will feature our amazing Woolx in Action team members – This month meet recent college graduate and Ontario native Simona Catana!

 

 

 

To get to know Simona better we asked her to fill out the new and improved “#WoolxinAction Questionnaire”, read on to delve deeper into the mind of an extreme brand ambassador!

13 Questions w/ Woolx:

 

What inspired you to become an outdoor adventurer, did you grow up participating in a lot of outdoor activities with your family, or is it something you were drawn to on your own later?

I wasn’t until later that I was drawn to the outdoor adventures. I moved to a small tourist town called Elora where I met my boyfriend who also loves adventures. We began to explore Elora and then I went on my first camping trip and then my second and that was when I realized that there’s a whole world out there and I want to see it!

 

Do you have any special plans, or trips in the works for 2016? Any big long term goals?

As a recent college graduate I will be working a whole lot this year… But don’t worry, because the money will be saved up for adventures in 2017! I want to see all of Canada as my first long term goal and then hopefully see the world later on in life.

 

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Canada. Hamilton ON. Webster Falls. Photo taken by @mark.willson (Instagram)

 

Our ambassadors come from all over the U.S., and we’ve got a few international team members too! What’s your favorite local activity, or the best part about exploring the region you call home?

Hamilton, Ontario is home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades. Ontario is home to me and although I’m not from Hamilton it’s not problem to drive 40 minute to see the beautiful waterfalls that Hamilton has to offer.

If I had to pick my most favourite activity, it would be camping in Algonquin Park, Ontario. The camp grounds, the hiking trails, and the wild life is what I live for!

 

Do you prefer solo activities, or do you like having partners on your adventures?

I prefer to share my adventures with others, but would not hesitate to go solo.

 

Do you have a personal motto, or words you live by?

Just Go

 

Pizza or tacos?

I know this is crazy but, I think you’ve just met the first person who doesn’t like pizza. So I pick tacos.

 

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Can’t choose, both offer so much beauty!

 

Mountains or coastline?

Mountains !!

 

What place do you find yourself going back to over and over again? What place would you love to visit that you’ve never seen?

I’ll be going back to Algonquin Park over and over but I plan on seeing all of Canada so I’m hoping to go both east and west pretty soon!

 

What’s your favorite outdoor/adventure themed movie?

To be completely honest I don’t watch tv and movies very often therefore I don’t have a favourite.

 

If you could be any animal for a week, which animal would you choose? 

Giraffe, not only because its my favourite animal and they are my reminder to stand tall but because I always wondered what it would be like to see the world from above.

 

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Crawford Lake. Milton Ontario. Photo Credits: @mike_catana (instagram)

 

What one item could you not live without (apart from your Woolx of course)?

I could not live with out my Camera! I need to capture all the beauty that this world has to offer

 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

It doesn’t matter what others think of you, it matters what you think you yourself – Mom

 

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Hopewell Trail. Breslau, Ontario. Photo Credits: @mike_catana (instagram)

 

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Thanks Simona, we can’t wait to see photos from your adventures around Canada this summer!  Keep checking in with Woolx Life to find out more about all of our awesome Woolx in Action Team members! You can follow along with their adventures with @Woolxwool on Twitter and Instagram.