NuGo Fan of the Month: Evan Zang

NuGo Fan of the Month: Evan Zang

Evan Zang was a member of the original 1986 start-up team with PETsMART, and helped to grow the retail company from one store in Phoenix to over 1300 locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Evan is an animal rights activist, and through PETsMART, he has helped to facilitate adoptions for homeless animals. He currently works as an independent consultant, helping businesses nationwide grow. When Evan spots a vegan product he loves, like NuGo bars, he enthusiastically recommends them!

The Zang household in Scottsdale, Arizona, is health conscious and prefers clean foods and clean cooking. “Clean food to us means no additives or fillers, with ingredients derived from reliable sources,” explained Evan. “We read food labels carefully and avoid ingredients we can’t pronounce or recognize.” Evan is personally moving towards eating more vegan foods.

“We had tried just about every health bar available, including most of the more recognizable ‘diet bars’ and ‘energy bars’ you can find almost anywhere. NuGo bars are far ahead of their competitors because they are clean, safe, tasty, and affordable,” said Evan.

His favorite NuGo flavor is NuGo Organic Dark Chocolate Pomegranate, and he eats two bars per day! His wife, Jane, is a RN at a well-respected Scottsdale hospital. During her fast-paced, 12-hour shifts, she eats one to two NuGo bars, usually NuGo Dark Chocolate Pretzel.

Jane and Evan have two daughters. Neka is a professional actor, singer, and dancer, who sometimes works with a personal trainer to help her stay fit for her Broadway roles. In 2013, Neka recommended NuGo bars to Evan and his wife as a way to help maintain healthy weight while also improving daily nutritional goals. Mari is an attorney in Pasadena, California, and she too is very focused on good nutrition and exercise. Like her sister, Mari enjoys NuGo bars on a daily basis, especially post-workout.

Evan is an avid trail bike enthusiast, biking 6 days a week, either alone, or with friends. Evan said, "I've had knee issues almost my entire adult life, so biking means I can get a solid workout without too much negative impact on my knees.”

Jane and Evan look forward to seeing their daughter Neka perform in a new Broadway musical in 2016. They will of course be bringing NuGo bars with them on their trip to New York!

Get Evan's favorite bars now - NuGo Organic Dark Chocolate Pomegranate.

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