Meet Our Team Series: Recruiter, Katie Rochte

In this new series, we want to give you an inside look into a day in the life of our talented team. Meet one of our Recruiters, Katie Rochte, who loves her role in helping people find an awesome gig! She shares a bit about her morning routine with her beloved Pippy; as well as, some of her favorite Columbus restaurants!


My name is Katie Rochte and I have been working as a Recruiter at Portfolio Creative for almost 2 years. I have lived in Columbus my entire life and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion and Retail Studies/Merchandising. I currently live in German Village with my boyfriend, Kosta, and 3-year-old Cavachon pup named Pippy.  

My day normally starts when my alarm goes off around 6:20 am. I usually hit snooze for a few minutes and then check my calendar, emails, and social media before officially pulling myself out of bed to get my day started. For breakfast, I will either have an omelet with veggies and cheese or old fashion oats with plain Greek yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon. I am very much a creature of habit and have probably eaten the same thing for breakfast for at least 5 years. After eating, I take Pippy for a walk and enjoy getting outside to clear my head before my day starts. I love my routine!


Once I get into work, I sit down at my desk and pull up my calendar and write a detailed list of the work-related tasks I need to complete for the day. I’ve had ADHD since I was a kid, I’ve learned that writing down lists is essential for me to tackle my day. I usually eat lunch around noon. Most days, I run home to let Pippy out or head to Whole Foods with my co-worker to pick up a salad or something from their hot bar.

My evening routine is pretty similar most days. I try to get in some type of workout at the gym or do a workout at home on my computer. I look forward to working out at the end of the day to de-stress. Most nights I try to make something for dinner at home so we can have the rest of the evening to relax. My go-to meal is usually shredded chicken in the crock-pot with a bunch of different seasonings or some type of turkey chili. When we do go out to eat it’s always hard to choose where to go since I have so many favorite restaurants in Columbus. My all-time favorite restaurants are Lindey’s, Third & Hollywood, and The Worthington Inn. I am always down for Northstar Café for a more casual dinner, or Fox in the Snow, on the weekends, for a coffee and their amazingly delicious egg sandwich.


My attention span shifts like the wind, so working as a Recruiter has been a great job for my personality; and having new jobs and challenges to work on regularly is incredibly enjoyable and rewarding. One of my favorite parts of recruiting is being able to see all the cool projects people have worked on and created. We have so many incredibly talented and smart people working in the Columbus creative community, that it’s extremely satisfying sitting down with people and figuring out how I can help them further their career.