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It’s time to #MeetWilden! Meet Wilden resident Andrea Dodd.

Andrea Dodd image1. What is your name?

Andrea Dodd. Are all of the questions this easy?


2. Which Wilden neighbourhood do you live in?

Hidden Lake Lookout


3. What do you do for work and where can we find you online?

I’m a self-employed Social Media Strategist, helping businesses feel confident about their online presence and simplifying the complexities of social media marketing. I left the corporate world four years ago and haven’t looked back since.

Like most social media managers, I have little to no personal brand online – I’m too busy growing and managing the brands that I work for! However, our recent move to the Okanagan has inspired me to undergo a business facelift that’ll be taking shape very soon. In the meantime, you can find me on LinkedIn.


4. What do you do for play?

Mostly, chase after my toddler. But I also love the outdoors, which makes living in the Okanagan a dream come true.


5. What is your secret superpower?

I can make money grow on trees. Well, not exactly, but I do save a lot with my knack for finding a good bargain!


6. What are some of your favourite things about living in Wilden?

I honestly don’t know where to begin! The deer that graze in our backyard, the neighbours that have become some of our closest friends, having my morning coffee on our patio overlooking Hidden Lake, the hiking trails just steps away from my front door. It’s so peaceful here.


7. What is Kelowna’s best kept secret?

Like many, we moved here for the scenery, and we’ll stay for the lifestyle.


8. What is your favourite locally made product?

Cherry Hill Coffee. Okanagan Gold gets me through the day.


9. If you could give $1M to charity, which one would you choose?

The SPCA. The current shortage of homes and proper care for animals is devastating.


10. What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

My husband and I fought a six year battle with infertility – and won. There’s nothing in the world that I’m more proud of than my little family.


11. If you weren’t living in the beautiful Okanagan, where would you live?

Probably the Kootenays. I like the idea of raising our son to appreciate a simpler lifestyle and the opportunity to be outdoors as much as possible. I love BC!