This week’s Employee Spotlight is our very own Kim Pirilla-Scalise.

Take a few minutes and get to know our Leader. Some of her answers just may surprise you!

There is a lot more to this Lady than you thought!

  1. What do you do at Superior and in what circumstances would I come to you for something? I am the Executive Director and the Owner.  Let’s see….people come to me for everything from we need copy paper to the state auditor is at the front door.  I pretty much am ready to handle anything and support everyone. 
  2. What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on? I am learning how to more effectively utilize social media to market our organization.
  3. What’s your go-to productivity trick? I have a running master plan and everything I want to accomplish gets fit into that plan every day.  I manage my time expertly; I wake up very early (4 am) and get my priorities done first.  I don’t procrastinate. 
  4. Are you an early bird or a night owl? See #3 above-early bird.
  5. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work? My grandmother.  She taught me to always “do my duty” (as she called it) and do it well.  She’d say, “if you’re going to do it, do it right.”  My gram is 94, alive and well!
  6. How do you prefer to start your day? Early
  7. How do you prefer to end your day? With prayer and gratitude.
  8. What was your first job? Of course, I babysat every kid in my neighborhood, but my first legit job was working as a claim’s processor for Equitable Insurance Company. 
  9. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had, and what did you learn from it? Being a waitress.  Never be a waitress.
  10. What energizes you at work? Helping people get to their best life.
  11. What drains you at work? Selfish Complainers.
  12. What’s your biggest work pet peeve? When people don’t clean up after themselves.
  13. What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position? That all I do is boss people around and enjoy all the money I make.
  14. If you could add one thing to Superior’s office, what would it be? An exercise room.
  15. If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be? Another language.  Maybe Russian, or Chinese.
  16. What do you do to turn things around when you’re having a bad day? Having a “bad day” is just about perspective.  I don’t let myself ever perceive a day as “bad”.  Instead, I say a day or a set of circumstances is “challenging” and then I express gratitude for the challenge.  The only way I get better is to be challenged. 
  17. What drains you outside of work? When my house is messy (which is mostly never).
  18. What energizes you outside of work? Being outdoors:  running, hiking, walking the dog.
  19. What’s a trip that changed you, and why? Driving from Pittsburgh to San Diego and seeing how beautiful our country is from coast to coast.  I got to experience in real-life parts of the US I only ever saw in photos:  Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Zion National Park, the Navajo desert, the mountains of California.  Simply amazing.
  20. What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year? My son surprising his girlfriend on a hiking trip by asking her to marry him.  She said yes.
  21. What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I’ve been doing CrossFit for nearly 8 years.  I like lifting heavy-weights.
  22. What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit? Believing.
  23. What’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important? See #29.  Because believing changes everything.
  24. What’s something you saw recently that made you smile? A cardinal.
  25. What’s something you’ve done, but will never do again? Get pulled by a jet ski in the ocean on one of those damn banana boat floaters.  Terrible idea.
  26. What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?  Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.  Arthur Ashe.
  27. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? That I made someone smile.
  28. What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day? A glass of red wine, a snuggle with my dog and a chat with my husband.
  29. What’s your guilty pleasure? Almond Torte cake from Prantl’s or Minerva’s.
  30. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pediatrician.
  31. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose? My son-I’m curious to see what I look like as his mom.
  32. If you had to pick one age to be permanently, which age would you choose? Thirty-five.
  33. What three words would your friends use to describe you? Smart.  Kind.  Energetic.
  34. Who would play you in a movie about your life? Jodi Foster.
  35. What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend? Working.
  36. Are you a dog person or aa cat person? Dog
  37. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? I’d pick two:  being invisible and flying.
  38. If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Salad.
  39. If you were the only human left on Earth, what would you do? Say a prayer to God to ask for company.
  40. What book are you reading now? The Magic of Believing.
  41. What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for? Hockey.  Penguins.
  42. What’s one hobby you’d love to get into? Making repurposed furniture.
  43. What’s one item you don’t leave your house without? My phone.
  44. What’s one totally irrational fear that you have? Sharks.
  45. What’s the first concert you ever went to? Billy Joel.
  46. What’s the top destination on your must-visit list? Italy.
  47. What’s your favorite place to eat around here? Mitchell’s Fish Market.
  48. What’s your favorite TV show-the one you’re always watching on repeat? I don’t watch TV.
  49. What’s your most hated household chore? Does grocery shopping count?
  50. What’s your most-used emoji? Winky face
  51. Which season is your favorite? Fall
  52. What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten? I don’t eat weird food

If you or an aging loved-one are considering home care in Pittsburgh, PA, talk to the caring staff at Superior Home Care today. Call us at 412.754.2600