Each edition of the newsletter, I wanted to spotlight a member of the AIRHAWK crew, but I didn’t want to just write a typical biography — snooze. I wanted a way to really showcase the entertaining personalities of the people behind the brand — I’m pretty sure that “absurd sense of humor” and “able to withstand intense amounts of sarcasm” are listed in our job requirements! Instead, I asked each team member the most random ice breaker questions that I could find. The second newsletter showcases the marketing guru behind AIRHAWK — Becca Heckert, eMarketing and Consumer Segment Manager. Heads up, I threw my own commentary in on a few of the answers. My comments are noted in italics and gray.
Look for spotlights of other AIRHAWK team members in the upcoming newsletters. You can find the first Spotlight on Craig Johnson here. The next one will come out in April. Enjoy!
eMarketing and Support Surface Product Coordinator
The ROHO Group/AIRHAWK
Don’t let this pretty face fool you. Becca is about as badass as they come.
Hometown: Okawville, IL
Current City: St Louis, MO
Spouse & Children: No and No (although I’ll be married at the end of April)
Describe a typical day for you. Nuts. I juggle multiple projects with multiple brands for our Consumer segment. One minute I’m speaking with a media rep, purchasing ad space and then next I’m working on a new website or online feature to enhance functionality, and even trade shows and rallies; you name it, I’m doing it or learning it.
Favorite Food: I’d have to run with pizza, although any item with mass quantities of sugar sure does tug at my heartstrings.
Favorite Song: Janis Joplin “Me & Bobby McGee”
Favorite Band: Of all time?!?!? Oooh this is difficult. I love almost every genre of music so this is like asking me for my favorite dessert! (Trust me, this girl loves dessert!) Maybe Jack Johnson as he makes me want to grab a drink and go sit on a beach. Or even Frank Sinatra, he’s an old crooner and I’d do anything to bring him back just to hear him sing.
Favorite Movie: Anything Adam Sandler, I’m a sucker for stupid comedy.
Favorite Video Game: I don’t play such silly things but if I did, it would be old school Mario brother or even some Atari.
What was your best subject in school? English always seemed to be a strong area. Apparently I can read, write and speak reeeal niiice.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Well I am sorry to say that I’m not a huge comic book person and I know very few superheros, so I’d have to say “not applicable” in this situation. But I do think Catwoman is a fairly foxy superhero and she drives wicked vehicles so I’d choose her by default.
What is your favorite place that you have traveled? Recently Germany, it’s such a beautiful place with fabulous architecture…and not to forget the glorious beer selection they offer.
If a movie was being made of your life, who would you cast to play you? Strictly off personality would be Tina Fey or Sarah Silverman. Although I recently watched Bridesmaids (I know, I know…) and Melissa McCarthy was PHENOMENAL in it! I’m keeping my eye are her — she’s pee-your-pants fantastic.
Paper or Plastic? Paper
If you owned a CB radio, what would your handle be? Pork Chop (Back story: Becca grew up on a hog farm.)
What’s the closest you’ve come to becoming a pop star or winning an Oscar? Uh, karaoke at a bar at 3:00 in the morning, I received a free beer from the ‘audience’ after my stellar performance of Janis Joplin.
If you knew that you could not fail, what would you do? Be the doctor that finds a cure for cancer — too many people are affected by it.
What do you like best about your hometown? The fact that I know 95% of the people in it.
If you could be one kind of beer, what would you be and why? Any ‘seasonal’ flavor because you get a cool draft tapper, like a pumpkin or snowman.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go? Australia or New Zealand, but only if it didn’t require 24+ hours of flight time.
What internet site do you surf the most? At this moment in time, food blogs because I’m always looking for new recipes to try.
Name three things that you think will become obsolete in ten years. DVDs, newspapers in print form, and after 2 decades of seasonal appearances, the McDonald’s McRib sandwich will also disappear.
What is your favorite movie/TV show quote? “If peeing you’re pants is cool, then consider me Miles Davis.” – Old Farm Lady in Billy Madison
If this was your last day to live, what would you do and why? Spend it with my family because they are truly an awesome group of people. Cheesy and cliché? Perhaps, but it’s true.
When you were six years old, what did you think that you were going to be when you grew up? I’m pretty sure I wanted to be a veterinarian…until I realized you actually had to put animals to sleep as part of your job.
Would you rather be rich or famous and why? Rich, because you can still afford to do all the things a famous person can, the only difference is that you’ll enjoy them instead of being hounded by camera and be on every magazine and celebrity gossip blog.
What TV game show would you go on and why? The Price is Right! – only if Bob Barker was still doing it. I used to watch that show all the time and loved playing from my living room.