We had the good fortune of connecting with Trisha Stetzel and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trisha, what principle do you value most?
Serving. There are many ways to serve; volunteer, give, help, teach, even providing great customer service to your clients. This message may seem pointed at Business owners, but all community members should be serving. Everyone has something to give – time, money, and education just to name a few. At my core I believe giving back to the community that supports us is not negotiable. Each of us is responsible to the people who have helped and supported us be successful. Your service of choice could be through animal care, fostering children, caring for our senior community, educating our next generations, and so on and so on. Find something you are passionate about and get involved!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am most excited about the podcast I started in 2020, Serving the Community. My background is US Navy, IT, corporate management, and serial entrepreneur. My vast experience has afforded me the opportunities to meet so many amazing people over the years. My Serving the Community podcast was born last year out of a need for giving back. During a year of lockdown and quiet time I had not been able to volunteer with Faithful Friends Animal Assisted Therapy group, working in nursing homes and elementary schools. My longing for giving back created this amazing podcast, where I interview business owners and managers (profit and not for profit) who are giving back to the community. Each person that comes on my podcast has, in some way, impacted people from our local community and in some cases around the globe. They each have their own unique story and way of giving back, some monetarily, some through items, and many through supporting people. I bring them on the podcast to talk about their organization, who they are, why they got involved, and how others can get involved and give back too!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love Texas, I’m a Texas native. When our family and friends come to town, Kemah is one of our favorite places to take people. The best way to get there is by boat. We start in Seabrook at the Lakewood Yacht Club, where we have our boat secured. After a quick ride across the lake and through the Kemah channel, we moor up along the wall by the Aquarium. From there, we have easy access to all that Kemah has to offer, and can even enjoy the summer bands from the top deck of our boat. In general the Clear Lake area has so much to offer anyone who is visiting, boating, fishing, site-seeing, and so much more. We love it here and so does our out-of-town family!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Thank you to my husband, Dennis, for the continued support and always reminding me that what I do matters!
Other: Bridge the Gap Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bridge-the-gap-podcast-connecting-business-perspectives/id1500374181