The Faces of Point2 – Cory Hawkes

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Title: Manager, Customer Care
Started at Point2: September 2007

Cory started working at Point2 in 2007 as a Customer Care Representative. He became a trainer in 2009, and moved on to manage the team in 2011.

Cory fills his spare time with being captain of a local curling team, working out (he won the Point2 weight loss challenge last year and is 40 lbs lighter than this picture), and watching any and all sports.

We asked Cory to answer a few questions about himself. Here’s what he had to say:

What is your favorite type of music?
I love all types of music. In the last few years I have been to Coachella twice and Lollapalooza once so definitely like the indie stuff and checking out new bands. I also really like country music as well, old and new, who doesn’t like Garth Brooks and the T Swift :P. I try really hard to hit some of those Kelly Clarkson notes as well, in the car obviously.

What is your favorite book of all time and why?
I would have to say any of the Harry Potter books. The Potter fans among us know exactly why so I don’t think I need to go into the horcruxy details of it all ;).

If you have an hour of free time to spare, what do you do with it?
I enjoy spending time with my friends so whether it is going for a beverage, a movie, watching some sports, etc., it doesn’t matter to me!

What kinds of food do you like?
I like pretty much anything, unless it has onions in it :)…that’s one I haven’t outgrown yet. Seafood I guess is maybe my favorite, I mean bacon wrapped scallops…come on now!

What is the most interesting place you’ve ever traveled?
I have spent some time in Australia which was a great experience. The trip there was actually my first time on a plane and I went by myself. Saw so many new things and had so many new experiences. Definitely somewhere I want to go back sometime to do some more exploring.

What do you like best about your job?
Definitely my team. We have a great time and work really hard every day we come to work.

If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or historical, who would it be?
I would want this to be my Dad’s dad. He died before I was born but what I know of him I think him and I would have been very similar so it would be nice to get to know him.

Do you speak any other languages, and which ones?
I can read French somewhat still from high school and I am currently taking some Spanish courses. It’s coming along but other than asking about clothes, fruits, colors and numbers it is pretty limited. But a work in progress! You better believe I can tell you how many green apples you’re holding though!

What athlete or sports figure do you most admire?
I admit it is not a well-known choice but it would have to be Sandra Schmirler. She is from Saskatchewan and was a World Champion and Olympic gold medallist in curling. I am a crazed curling fan and curler myself and she was a big influence on that. She died in 2000 from cancer but I still admire her, maybe even more so now than I did back then.

What online sites do you visit?
Sports sites! I love my sports so whether it is tsn.ca or checking my fantasy hockey/football sites, that is where I would spend my time.

What is something about you that few people know?
Probably that I am a fairly sarcastic person… That was a joke :P, I think everyone that knows me at all knows they can expect a smart reply from me now and then. Maybe that I am an extremely competitive person and even a sore loser at times (which I am not afraid to admit)…it sounds terrible but I hate playing sports for fun. I have fun when I win!

3 Comments

  • Vera Holman says:

    So happy to meet a new “young” curler who is involved with the sport. I have had the opportunity a few times over the past 15 years of being an “official” for juniors curling and have taught a number of new curlers before my Arthritis got me to switch to using the alternatives for delivery. Some of my original favourites were Joyce McKee from Saskatoon and Mitchell from Brandon. I had the “pleasure” of learning a lot about curling while in Saskatoon, living across from the Nutana club, and learning from Rita Wellwood-Karst who played for Joyce McKee. I was thrilled to play lead or 2nd for Mabel Mitchell from Brandon club, who went on to win Canadian championships the year after I left for Terrace, BC and the best they had there! I left curling for a few years when my babies were little, but got back into the game about 15 years ago in North Vancouver, and love it! ;-|) Enjoy every moment while you can. One of my players was in her 90’s, another late 80’s…what a way to get back into skipping! 😉

  • Vera Holman says:

    Did I mention that I’ve been in Real Estate this time since 1975!!!
    ???

  • A fellow Canadian! Great to meet you Vera! And love hearing about your curling adventures!

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