We had the good fortune of connecting with Zelma Singleton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zelma, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m originally from Northeast Houston, but grew up heavily influenced by Louisiana culture.
In my community everyone was tight knit. Most people I was around daily were people and families that my parents knew as children from Louisiana, or they were family my members.
My upbringing has impacted who I am today because I believe in always being who you are, treating everyone like family, and using your voice to speak up for yourself and others.
What should our readers know about your business?
In mortgage lending I am very good at explaining things to borrowers in a way they can understand. I love communicating with borrowers and partners in a way that allows them to trust me throughout the process. I have used my trustworthiness to create long lasting relationships personally, and in business.
Getting to where I am today was VERY scary, but I kept going anyway. I am a life long learner, and I am growing daily.
I want the world to know that I’m rooting for them. I wish peace, and success for all.
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.
If my friend was in town for a week here are a few spots we would visit. Some of the most fun, interesting, and places to check out are
1. Cedar Creek or Onion Creek for brunch
2. Museum of Natural Science butterfly exhibit.
2. Walking trial in Memorial Park.
3. Citrus Nails in the Heights for a Mani and Pedi
4. Tour downtown parks, graffiti, and art.
5. Teotihuacan mexican cafe for some good TexMex.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I credit my success to my community, my family, and all of my past leaders and colleagues. Along the way I have learned so much from other people by watching, and listening. My past has truly prepared me for today’s role. I am grateful!