About this program
The Alyce All-Stars program exists to highlight Alyce Customers and Friends who have mastered the art of “personal experience.”
An All-Star prioritizes Building Rapport, Earning Trust, and Generating Loyalty over making someone feel like just another face in the crowd.
All-Stars challenge the status quo and – while they’re not officially Alyce employees – we consider them an extension of our team. They find creative ways to infuse our core values of Give First, Give Consistently, Be Crafty, Seize the Present, and Unwrap the Possibility into their unique way of doing business.
This week’s All-Star is Cortny Christensen, Senior Manager of Pipeline Marketing at RingCentral!
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Q: What are some of your personal interests?
I played tennis and to watch my kids play sports, they play water polo and basketball pool. And, in addition to that, we always are constantly improving our homestead as our largest investment. We don’t do a lot of DIY projects, but we try and make improvements regularly.
Q: What was your first AIM screen name or email address and what was the story behind it?
I was the first person to have my maiden name as my email address right when email came out. I had a yahoo.com email address, and got in early enough where nobody had taken it yet. But I forget the password so I can never login.
But if I were to create a new username now, it would have to be something to do with flying. I actually started my career as a flight attendant and loved it, so I would have to incorporate that.
Q: What song is on repeat right now for you?
Day Drinking by Little Big Town. It’s everything I wish I could be doing right now and it’s so catchy it always gets stuck in my head.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I don’t think I wanted to do anything specific. I knew I wanted to work with kids and I wanted to make sure that people recreated as much as they worked from a very early age. I felt like it was important for people to regenerate themselves and recreate as much as they worked.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about the place where you live? Why and how do you take advantage of it?
I love the weather. I love the weather here. I can play tennis outside year round, nothing is better than that.
Q: What would be the title of your Memoir?
Choose Your Next Adventure, or something like that. I am always trying to find new things to do and try. In the last year, I’ve tried to be outside as much as possible, finding new things to do and new places to see where I didn’t have to spend a lot of time indoors. For my last birthday, I took my family to Joshua Tree and tried rock climbing for the first time.
Q: What’s something you consider yourself to be ok at but not great at?
You know, I don’t know that I’m necessarily great at marketing, but I really enjoy it. There’s not a day that I’m not motivated to get up and work on something. I love the whole just watching the creative process and the collaboration and coming up with an idea and then executing on it.
Q: What is the best gift you have ever received?
I mean, there’s that altruistic part of me that says it’s got to be the gift of friendship or, then there’s a part of me that looks down at my hand and says after 20 years of marriage, this diamond ring. It’s tough to give a specific answer, but I would just probably say the best gift is marriage because you get to be with your best friend and have a family, if you want it. And the best things that I have in my life are my kids and my husband and our family.
Q: Beach, safari, or forest vacation?
Forest, so I can practice my rock climbing. That was so killer. I mean, my husband was much better at it, but I just was so proud that I got up there and scaled that rock and just kind of took it by the horns.
Q: If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Do what you enjoy and the money will come.
Q: Would you rather be an olympic gold medalist or win a nobel prize? And why?
I think the gold medalist. I grew up doing gymnastics and that’s always the best event to watch at the Olympics so it has to be gymnastics.
Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Morning person, definitely.
Q: How did you meet your childhood best friend?
We met in the first grade and are still friends today.
We talk all the time. She’s my oldest and one of my best friends and I still get together with her and other girls from high school. Every year we try to do some sort of activity together and one of their daughters is getting married, so our next reunion will be for the wedding.
Q: If you could live through any event in history, what event would that be? Why would you want to live through that event?
I’m super interested in certain events, but like some of them were deadly, like, you know, Vesuvius, eruption and Pompei. It’d be super cool to see how that all turned out, but you’d probably not make it… So maybe JFK coming into office, it seemed like the world was on just such a high and there was immense pride to be an American and really celebrate it.