Parker County Today April 2018 - Page 26

PCT: How did you get into your occupation? counselor/ motivational speaker/ Pastor, not necessarily in that order.  KT: While working out at the only fitness center in town (at the time) I was approached by the owner who asked me if I wanted to manage his facility. This eventually led to many years of work at that location and many others through multiple owners. I eventually purchased the business myself, only to lose it to a business partner from going out on my own. I started training at differ- ent locations as a “contract trainer” eventually landing a spot (The Pool House at Canyon West). Quickly out growing this spot, I found my self renovating yet another spot that was an old tee shirt shop on Elm Street. Three years later, I quickly outgrew this spot as well, which brings me to 126 N Elm Street. It has been a wild ride, sometimes up, sometimes down, but through it all I’ve been blessed, amazed and I’m grateful that I get to turn the key each and every morning about 4:15 am! One Rep @ A Time! PCT:  What is your impact to Parker County? KT: I’ll leave that up to the good ole folks of Parker County, anyone can heap praises over themselves. What’s important is the impact you have on other people.  PCT: What is your favorite novel? KT: Sidney Sheldon’s Windmill of the Gods PCT: What do you do to decompress? KT: Fishing, riding cutting horses, fishing and more fishing and riding cutting horses some more  PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever?  KT: Horseback riding, glamping in the mountains, guide fishing at Paws Up Mazola Montana! PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give?  KT: In the famous words of Pappa Tate “Time waits for no one.” Get out there and enjoy it now! Tomo rrow is not promised to any of us! PCT:  What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life? KT: Starting this business from only a dream and watching how the Lord has blessed it and allowed it to come to fruition. Angie Childers Angie works with Child Advocacy/Child Abuse Prevention Education PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? KT: I teach adult Sunday school at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Graham, TX. 24 PCT: If you had to do another job than what you’re doing, what would you do?  KT: Fishing Guide / substance abuse PCT: What is your favorite novel? AC: Les Miserables PCT:  What do you do to decom- press? AC: Being outside playing with my four dogs. PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? AC: Almost became a missionary to Haiti. PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? AC: Being a witness to the life saving impact and transforming hope, love and power a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can bring. PCT: If you could have lunch with any one, either living or dead from history, who would it be?  AC: Martin Luther PCT: If you had to do another job than what you’re doing, what would you do?  AC: Prosecuting Attorney PCT: What is your impact to Parker County? AC: Facilitated the national campaign for Child Abuse Prevention Month through community education, advertising, PSAs and partnering with Parker County Schools.  Garnered participation of all Parker County School Districts in observing Child Abuse Prevention Month reaching students K-12, parents and staff with prevention and reporting resourc- es.  Provided specialized training opportunities for staff and DVDs for campus/counselor resource libraries. PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? KT: Helping people. PCT: If you could have lunch with any one, either living or dead from history, who would it be?  KT: Martin Luther King, Jr. and John F. Kennedy. Any man willing to lay down their life for what they believe is my kinda man! a driving force in my desire to see children and families not only connect with the resources neces- sary but to cope with and overcome abuse. Even more importantly, to provide education that could serve to prevent a child from ever becoming a victim in the first place.  PCT: How did you get into your occupation? AC: A child in our family disclosed abuse.  The crisis that ensued due to a lack of resources, support and knowledge of where to turn became PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever?  AC: Seeing a new project “RADKids” (abduction prevention/self-defense for children) implemented in PE classes