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

Hi Levi, how do you think about risk?
Risk is something I’m always trying to better understand. Almost every decision we make carries risk, and a lack of action or delaying a decision is also a risk. In my previous career as a commodities trader at an investment bank, risk was always defined in financial contexts. We spent a lot of time evaluating risks in our businesses and trading portfolios, but life and business carry a multitude of different risks well beyond the financial ones. Entrepreneurship is risky, However, when that risk is weighed against the amount of time we have on this earth to try new things or attempt to accomplish our goals, it feels much less so to me. We all only get one spin around this blue marble. I want to take a few risks and try and enjoy it. 

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, we’re gonna need a plethora of coffee because there is a lot to see and do in H-town. So, I’ll be toting home a 5 lb pound bag of SCT’s Blue Select to brew to fuel the excursion. Golf at Memorial Park is a must. I have not played the course since it was renovated for the Houston Open, but it looks incredible and I’m excited to get out there and swing the sticks. One of the things that sets Houston apart from other cities is the Museum district. I’m a huge fan of the Museum of Natural Science. The Morian Hall of Paleontology is a place I have lost track of time more than once. My wife would never admit this, but she is a fantastic artist, and her passion for art has rubbed off on me a bit. As a result, we often frequent the MoFA with our children and try our best not to bother the other patrons as our 3 kids run wild through the place. There is a lot of really great art in that building and is a must for any visitor. Lastly, we have a really great block of businesses folks can frequent on Wakefield Dr. in Garden Oaks. In addition to us, there are two breweries, a winery, and a new distillery going in soon, and makes for a great Saturday outing…

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is to the sport of wrestling and all the great people I have had the pleasure of developing lasting relationships through the sport. Wrestling has had a profound influence on my life. It’s a true meritocracy. There is a weigh-class and style for almost anyone. Additionally, the correlation between effort exerted and success is tremendous. The many lesson I learned through competing in the sport have stayed with me throughout my life.

Website: https://shipchanneltrading.com
Instagram: shipchanneltradingco
Linkedin: Ship Channel Trading Co.
Twitter: shipchannelTC
Facebook: Ship Channel Trading Co.
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/ship-channel-trading-co-sct-coffee-roastery-houston

Image Credits
Angela Montani Photography

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutHTX is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.