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

Hi Lisa, what principle do you value most?
A friend recently shared a quote from Muhammad Ali, and it really gets to the heart of why I feel so strongly about giving back. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve always been a writer, from the time I was a little girl. Even before I could actually write, I would take over the kitchen table, dictate my stories to the nearest grown-up and have them transcribe my work. Did I mention my nickname was B.L.T. (bossy little thing)?

Throughout my career, writing is the common thread that ties each new challenge and each achievement together. I’ve been privileged to have had fascinating experiences in print, digital and broadcast journalism, as well as editorial leadership and marketing. I’ve served under and learned from professionals at the top of their fields at legendary companies, and my work has been featured in respected publications.

Decades later, I still love to write, still love sharing stories. I hope to honor each subject and inspire every reader.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Dallas is home to some of the most unique boutiques in the country. Independent retailers are doing amazing things here, so I’d definitely take an out-of-towner on a signature local shopping tour with something for everyone!

Our stops would include (but would certainly not be limited to):

Oak Cliff
1. Beatnik Fine Goods
2. Home on Bishop
3. Indigo 1745

1. Elizabeth W
2. M.K.T. Dallas
3. Nicole Kwon Concept Store

1. The Lotus Shop at the Crow Museum of Asian Art
2. SE
PT Studios
3. Lula B’s

North Dallas
1. Ylang 23
2. Swoozie’s
3. Betty Reiter

Sip & Snack Stops
1. Amor y Queso
2. Monica’s Mex-Tex Cantina
3. Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is dedicated to Bryan’s House. Last year, I was invited to join the committee for the Bryan’s House Pathways to Inclusion Luncheon, Awards, & Speaker Panel, which will take place this September, and I’m honored to be stepping into the role of Chair of the Bryan’s House Jubilee Society this year. 

Bryan’s House takes a unique, holistic approach to serving at-risk children with special needs and their families through a wide range of essential services – from medical care and education for the little ones to job skills training and budgeting assistance for parents. Bryan’s House has captured my heart with its dedication to changing life trajectories for families in my city.

Website: http://www.bryanshouse.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-petty-b6973a92/

Image Credits
Lead: Thomas Garza Family Photo & When They Go Low…: Jessica Adkins, Aravaggio Photography

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