#TeamMemberTuesday: Courtney Halle

May 15th, 2018 by

#TeamMemberTuesday: Courtney Halle

We would like to introduce all of you to our newly-promoted  Talent Acquisition Manager, Courtney Halle.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Team Member at #1 Cochran who doesn’t know her; Courtney played a part in how many of us got here! She’ll be doing more of that in her new role, including interviewing, developing #1 Cochran’s recruitment strategies, assessing and hiring new Team Members. She been with us for four years.

Here’s a little more about the young lady behind the new title:

  • My first job: My first paying job (other than neighborhood babysitting) was as a cashier at Kentucky Fried Chicken when I was 15. I was employed for three days before having an emergency appendectomy!
  • Three things that you’ll always find in my refrigerator: (1) Heinz ketchup, (2) eggs, and (3) skim milk
  • My favorite movie and reason why:  Field of Dreams… I love sports movies and Field of Dreams is one that I will always stop and watch when it’s on TV. I love the message of determination and fulfilling a goal.
  • My favorite book and reason why: This is tough but one of my most recent favorites is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  Great characters, with a tough but uplifting story of the trials and tribulations of keeping family together . . . all told through the point of view of the family dog.
  • Favorite inspirational quote & author: “Be yourself, but always your better self.” – Karl Maeser.
  • If the story of my life was made into a movie, the actor or actress who would portray the part of me would be: Patricia Arquette
  • The most famous person that I’ve ever met was: My favorite famous person I ever met was Mr. Rodgers! I was visiting PITT as a sophomore in high school. We walked out of an ice cream shop near CMU and he was taking a walk. He spoke to us for a few minutes about how wonderful Pittsburgh was and how PITT was an excellent choice for college. He even let us take a picture with him.
  • When I was growing up my friends called me: Court or Painter (my maiden name). No one used first names for some reason!
  • My favorite business for exceptional customer service and why: The Apple Store in the Ross Park Mall. They are extremely knowledgeable and greet you the second you walk into the store.
  • My dream vacation: Road trip through the US to visit the National Park System.
  • Favorite restaurant: For years my dining experiences have been dictated by my two children’s limited palates! But I love Clifford’s in Evan’s City. Great atmosphere, excellent service and menu, and it’s BYOB!
  • Favorite entertainer: I am not a huge country music fan, but Garth Brooks was probably the best entertainer I have seen in person.
  • Dream car: 1958 Ford F-100 short box in light blue.
  • Favorite Home-cooked meal: Slow-cooked pot roast or my mother’s spaghetti and meatballs.
  • Secret vice: Probably not very secret but Diet Dr. Pepper or frozen Hershey Kisses.
  • You’d be surprised to learn the following interesting fact about me: I can play the piano although I’m a bit rusty . . . I took lessons for six years
  • Top three things on my “bucket list”: (1) Visit Hawaii, (2) Go whale watching, and (3) Travel through Europe
  • If I could have dinner with any famous person, living or dead, I would choose to have dinner with: I would love to have dinner with my maternal grandparents. They were two of my biggest supporters and I wish they were here to participate in my two children’s lives.
  • The farthest destination from Pittsburgh, PA that I’ve ever been to on this Earth was: Las Vegas, NV
  • Three things in life that I could really do without: (1) selfishness, (2) humidity, and (3) onions… in anything!!
  • My favorite iPhone app: The News app.

Big thanks to Courtney for all of the great info. Congratulations again on the promotion!

Now that you’ve had a chance to get to know the interviewer– Job seekers interested in joining one of Pittsburgh’s Top Workplaces can check out our available positions here. 

As always, stay tuned for our next #TeamMemberTuesday profile.