Team Member Profile: Keith Talackine

Keith is a Service Technician at #1 Cochran Hyundai of Monroeville and has been part of Team Cochran for nearly six years.

  • First job: Cutting grass in my neighborhood … I called it Keith’s Lawn Service (1 team member strong!)
  • Three things you’ll always find in my refrigerator: cheese, some type of meat (steak) and salsa
  • Favorite movie and why: Rocky (the whole series) it proves your heart and soul can produce a winner in you, even if you might not succeed
  • Favorite book and why: Wild At Heart ….by John Eldredge; it challenges men to get back to being the men that God called us to be
  • Favorite inspirational quote:  “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.”—Thomas Jefferson
  • If the story of my life was made into a movie, the actor who would portray me would be: Tony Danza or Al Pacino
  • The most famous person that I’ve ever met was: Mickey Mouse at Disney World in Florida
  • When I was growing up, my friends called me:  Italian Stallion or Chinie
  • My favorite business for exceptional customer service: Chick-Fil-A …. they are always nice and smiling
  • My dream vacation:  Alaskan Cruise
  • Favorite restaurant: Piccolo Forno
  • Favorite entertainer: Morgan Freeman and Robert DeNiro
  • Favorite home-cooked meal: ravioli and Corn Flake potatoes
  • Dream car: 1966 Shelby Cobra
  • Secret vice: I always stretch every morning because flexibility is key to a healthy body
  • You’d be surprised to know the following interesting facts about me: I ran a 4:41 mile in my junior year. I took 3rd place in a poker tournament. I almost became a State Champ in wrestling as a junior (took 2nd place).
  • Top three things on my “bucket list”:  go to the Great Wall of China, scuba at the Great Barrier Reef and see all of the west coast
  • The farthest destination from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that I’ve ever been to on this Earth was:  Mexico
  • If I could have dinner with any famous person, living or dead, I would choose to have dinner with:  George Washington… I believe he was a great leader, and would want to understand what kept him motivated through his great journey
  • Three things in life I can do without: taxes, traffic and sickness
  • Favorite coach ever: Mr. Sillanoff … he took our basketball team to the playoffs when our tallest player was 5’4” in 8th grade. He taught us to have the heart of lions and never give up.


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