Brittney Checchio is one of our brilliant junior instructional systems designers (ISD). Almost a year ago we managed to lure her away from the very noble career of teaching our next generation. After six years as an elementary teacher in high-poverty schools where it’s critical to establish safe and supportive environments, Brittney brought her talents to CHA where she provides support in the assessment, design, and development of high-quality training programs that exceed our customers’ expectations. Brittney loved the relationships she created with her students and their families, believing that where you can make a difference, however small, you should. Luckily for us, she decided she could continue to make a difference joining us at CHA.
Brittney’s favorite things about CHA are the culture and environment. Here, she finds the company values its employees and fosters the types of relationships that make coworkers more like family. She loves the support, encouragement, and respect we provide while we work together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common goal. It’s true we pride ourselves on creating and maintaining a work environment that fosters such dedication, but it’s easy when we have people like Brittney in the office. She is passionate, empathetic, and thoughtful. She enjoys making others happy, which means she gives everything she has to the job she does. Her integrity and authenticity foster a positive environment even in the fast-paced, dynamic area in which she works.
While Brittney herself is not a veteran, her “Papa” served 43 years in the Navy and various other family members have served well and honorably. The close connection she feels shows in her passionate dedication to creating and providing the best training programs for our military members. In June she married “the kindest, funniest, most caring, patient, and giving person” she knows. Funny, we’d say Brittney fits that bill herself!
When she’s not working out at Orange Theory, you might find Brittney at concerts or festivals or traveling. She enjoys crafting and novels (when she has the time), or forcing her very patient husband to watch all those reality shows you love to hate! She also spends time supporting her husband’s venture, 757 Sports Collectibles, a retail store on Virginia Beach Boulevard that sells – you guessed it – sports collectibles! See how she got us to give him a shout-out? That’s the type of support you get when you befriend Brittney.
CHA continues to grow because of employees like Brittney. She is confident we’ll continue to be recognized as one of the top companies in Hampton Roads because of our high-quality, innovative programs. We’re pretty sure we’ll accomplish this and more thanks in no small part to the incredible work ethic, drive, and proactivity of Brittney and the rest of our CHA family.
We asked Brittney what we should know about her that not many others know. She told us that she’s ridiculously afraid of balloons (maybe this is one of the reasons we were able to lure her away from the educational field). She’s so afraid, in fact, that she covers her ears if she has to walk past them. Another tidbit she shared is that she’s a huge *NSYNC fan. Huge. (Though she’s not a fan of Justin Timberlake’s solo ventures.) In fact, the only way we might lose Brittney is if the band decides to tour again (she’s already decided if that happens she’ll have to become a groupie). So, to forestall the groupie thing, stop by Brittney’s desk if you’re in the office and let her know how much you appreciate everything she does for CHA. Just don’t bring any balloons with you!