CAREERS: Where I Work - Angela Hult, Media & community relationsmanager, Columbia Sportswear

How long have you been working there? Three years.

How long have you been working there? Three years.

How did you end up in your job? It was a pretty extensive process. However, when I was asked to name the qualities crucial to PR, I said the person needed to be fearless. It was the right answer.

Describe the physical space you work in An office with lots of light thanks to the windows and skylight. My walls are decorated with tons of photos of my family, a vintage fly rod, Asian art, and a hand-carved Chinook salmon.

Who is the funniest person you work with? It's too hard to choose. Everyone has a great sense of humor, from dry to juvenile. This is a company that holds go-cart races during sales meetings.

What is the best thing about working there? The people, the creative energy, the pace, and the products.

If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be? More time to promote each product category.

What has been your most embarrassing moment while working there? I circulated a large sponsorship request from an organization called Ducks Unlimited to several colleagues, including my boss. In an attached memo I accidentally replaced the "u

in the word "ducks

with an "i.

I still hear jokes about that one.

What is the most exciting project you've worked on recently? I just traveled to Moscow with our chairman, Gert Boyle, for a press tour. She stars in our TV and print ads as "One Tough Mother.

Russia is a fast-growing market for us, and it was interesting to work with the Russian press.

If you could do your job from any location (other than your present one), where would it be? This office has so much positive energy, it's hard to imagine another location. I grew up on the Puget Sound, so an office overlooking the water would be nirvana.

What are you usually thinking about when you are caught daydreaming at your desk? There's no time for daydreaming at work, but during my commute I often think about fly fishing on the Crooked River.

What is one thing about you that none of your coworkers know? I keep a can of silly string and a mock voodoo doll in my desk drawer.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Remaining fearless.

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