What brought Pamela Lashbrook to Hoboken four years ago was her job as a publisher at Wiley & Sons. What has kept her in Hoboken for four years are not only the amazing people she works with but the laid back vibe and upbeat nightlife Hoboken has to offer her self-described “energetic, outgoing and intense” personality.
During the weekdays Pamela works on marketing mathematic textbooks to students and professors, a job she surprisingly stumbled upon as a history major. “I’m horrible at math,” Pamela says, “I have gotten a little better though since I took this job!” While things in the fast-paced office can get chaotic- constant e-mails, meetings, and dealing with difficult customers, Pamela works with an awesome team and finds time after work and on the weekends to unwind.
Going to Louise & Jerry’s Bar in Hoboken is one of Pamela’s favorite ways to relax in Hoboken. She has friends who bartend there and believes the jukebox is the perfect complement to the mellow atmosphere of friends just hanging out and having a few drinks. Cafe Michelina is another one of Pamela’s favorite places in Hoboken. She is “convinced they have a grandma kidnapped in there”, describing their food as “the best Italian food in Hoboken”. For Pamela, catching up with friends is an essential part of her weekends, and with the abundance of restaurants and bars in town, Hoboken is the perfect place to do just that.
Whether she’s playing softball, walking her roommate’s dog, or having drinks on a rooftop, being outdoors is important to this spirited ball of energy. Pamela wishes she would see more parks, saying “there’s not many outdoor places, not a lot of grassy areas for dogs to run on or for people to start a game of softball.” Pamela’s desire for more expansive outdoor areas stems from her roommate’s dog, Champ, or as they like to call him “The Mayor”. Champ likes to accompany his owners on shopping trips and brunches around town. Pamela explains Champ’s nickname comes from his ability to make friends with everyone he sees. “Everyone knows Champ. We’ll be walking down the street and people we don’t even know will say, ‘Hey Champ’. That’s why he’s The Mayor.”
Pamela’s love for the outdoors and animals extends to horseback riding, a hobby she’s been dedicated to since she was nine years old growing up in Montclair, New Jersey and later Allison Park, Pennsylvania. At 14 Pamela trained at Bargee Farms in Pennsylvania and furthered her riding at The Grier School in Tyrone, Pennsylvania where she rode on the Varsity Equestrian team for 2 years. Her love of riding has stuck with her throughout the years; she ventures just outside Princeton to go riding at the Piedmont Riding Stables. Pamela one day hopes to work on a ranch out west with horses, but for now Hoboken provides her with the perfect balance between work and play.
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