Once upon a time, Cortland started small. And though we have over 1,500 associates these days, we strive to hire authentic and innovative individuals whose values reflect the very best of our company culture. We believe our team makes us who we are, and they are the ones making a difference in the lives of our residents. Say hello to one of our rising stars — Danielle Karwocki.
An Atlanta native who can’t seem to get enough of mountains, snow, and crisp, mile-high air, Danielle Karwocki has proudly called Cortland home for five years. Through her passion for creating unparalleled living experiences for residents, Danielle is driven to make Cortland the best it can be. Way to go Danielle! Let’s get to know more about this inspiring associate.
What’s your role at Cortland?
I’m a community manager, but I wouldn’t say I stick to just one role — that’s not a solid leader in my mind. I am now on my fifth Cortland renovation, so I guess one could say I’ve become very knowledgeable with the operations, construction and supply side of the business.
What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?
Cortland has provided my family with the most amazing opportunities. I’m forever grateful to work for a company that has enabled me to move back to Colorado so I can provide my daughter with this amazing lifestyle.
You can truly tell that the staff in the office care for you. They ask how everything is, and if there is anything that they can do. I had a minor maintenance issue at move in and it was taken care of the same day. Danielle, the manager, personally called to make sure everything was to my satisfaction. You normally don’t find that kind of customer service. It is more than I expected from an apartment complex.
What are you most proud of?
Raising my child with Southern roots, regardless of where we live.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I live for the winter! If I could snowboard year round, I absolutely would. My heart is the happiest in the mountains, and I do a lot of hiking in the summer.
If you could participate in any historical event, what would it be?
The original Woodstock Music Festival. They had three days of solid music and no reports of violence.
What keeps you motivated?
Challenges — I need to stay busy! I lose motivation when I get bored.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
The Champagne region of France, followed by Barcelona, and then end up in Greece.