We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Freeman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amy, what matters most to you?
Honesty. With honesty comes accountability and integrity, two big traits on my list of what matters to me. We are all human, we make mistakes… own up to them, fix them as best you can, learn from them and move on.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I had a dream once that I was on the edge of a high dive and looking down, it was all black. I was scared, but then a voice said, “Just jump, you know you can swim.” I woke up smiling, feeling determined and ready to jump. That dream and feeling have bolstered me throughout my life and career. It wasn’t always easy starting out, even now, it’s has it’s scary moments. I found my niche in non-profit work. I love being part of a team that is passionate about what they do. I like to grow with them and see how my work helps raise the funds needed to get them where they need to be. I am conscious of budgets and timelines, and work with clients to make it all work.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love this city and my neighborhood. I am lucky to live in Montrose where I can walk to restaurants, shops and bars; 4 star and local hangouts/dives. It is like no other neighborhood in Houston. I love the people, so friendly and engaging. I love good food, so I would set off on a culinary journey; dim sum in Chinatown, followed by Indian, Thai, Moroccan, etc. and eat my way back to the hood to some of my favorite haunts… Nidda Thai for eggplant, NInfa’s on Navigation for everything Mexican, Street Thai for Pad See Yew, a cocktail at Anvil… the list is endless. Then I would drive to Galveston for a walk on the beach and have an oyster po’boy at Shrimp and Stuff. Fabulous!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My dad always wanted to have his own business. He was excited for me when I started mine. He was a bit apprehensive that I could make a living doing something he didn’t really understand, but incredibly supportive. As the business grew, so did his pride in me. He taught me a great work ethic; work hard, be honest and love what you do.

Website: fdaahouston.com

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