Pedego Myrtle Beach
How an Air Force Colonel and his family targeted an exciting new adventure.
Colonel Aaron Maynard spent 26 years of his life serving in the United States Air Force. After decades of serious, stressful work, the 50-year-old planned to retire and try something different. His wife Michele agreed that a change of pace was needed. But they weren’t quite sure what shape that transformation should take. “I wanted to stay active and continue to interact with people,” Aaron explained. “And, I wanted to have fun.”
Pedego Greater Long Beach
How Boomer Beth Black rolled from gray cubicle to the great outdoors
A few years ago, Beth Black looked up from her cubicle at work and realized that she was being passed over for promotion because of her age. Though she received rave reviews for her work as a corporate writer, she discovered that she’d hit the “Silver Ceiling.” “It was unnerving, but I made a bold move and quit that job,” she said. “Happily, I quickly found my next move — the freedom and contentment of owning a Pedego Electric Bikes store.”
Pedego Big Island
How Craig and Michelle Pivo escaped daily office drudgery for a sunny beach scene.
At 50, Craig Pivo had heard enough about sickness and death. After all, he’d been part of those difficult discussions every day for 25 years. As a pharmacy owner for 18 years followed by work as a medical liaison for a pharmaceutical company — well, there was little else to debate. His wife Michelle, 52, felt the same. “I was tired of talking with doctors and dealing with teams of sales reps while having to walk through the mind field known as Corporate America,” she quipped. That little pun said it all for the former pharmaceutical sales exec. For decades, both Pivos had worked hard in this emotionally demanding industry, and they were burned out.
How Scottsdale’s Kathy Puryear retired from teaching to enjoy a Pedego adventure
When you’ve done the same thing for 30 years, it’s time for a change. Kathy Puryear, 58, had worked as an elementary school teacher in the same school district for nearly three decades before she began to think seriously about finding a new life outside of the education field. When she retired in mid-2014, it was time to make her move. Her quandary was in deciding which direction to go. “I loved being a teacher and never gave any thought to being in charge of a small business,” she said.