Parker County Today January 2018 - Page 22

 PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? JF: As a strong, loving, caring father and husband and as a good, decent human who helped those I could.   PCT: If you could have lunch with anyone, either living or dead from history, who would it be?  JF: Julia Child, if she is cooking.   PCT: If you had to do another job other than what you’re doing, what would you do?  JF: I am fortunate and honored to work in my dream job.    PCT: What is your impact to Parker County? JF: Helping sustain and advance the great charitable organizations in Parker County.    PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever?  JF: Christmas with the whole family.    PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give?  JF: Even a bad day is a good day.   PCT: What is the most interesting thing you have ever done in your life?  JF: Swam in the ponds at Chandor Gardens. My mom, Cathy Forrest, cared for Ina Chandor in the early seventies and I would go to work with her. Ina would tell me stories about her world travels and she allowed me to have run of the garden, including swimming and fishing.  Paxton Lanning 20 Paxton Lanning is the owner and chef of Whistle Hill’s Downtown Café. He was also the winning dessert chef in our 2017 Sweet Charity & Bachelorettes competition. PCT: How did you get into your occupation? PL: My grandparents owned a restaurant in Fort Worth and my parents started Whistle Hill in County? PL: Giving back to the community. I want to help others as much as possible. That’s why I signed up to participate with the Sweet Charity & Bachelorettes event. I like giving back. PCT: What is your definition of the best day ever? PL: Having my family all around me. My parents, my wife, my daughter, my grandparents. Everyone in my family cooks, so we sit down and enjoy each other. Weatherford. I grew up in both restaurants. Cooking was something I always enjoyed. PCT: What is your favorite novel? PL: Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman. PCT: What do you do to decompress?  PL: Fish, cook and spend time with my daughter, watching her grow up. She just turned 2. PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? PL: That I’ve graduated with three different degrees: management, business finance and English literature. I like to write in my spare time. I write short stories and fiction. PCT: What’s the best piece of advice you would give? PL: To be selfless and responsible. Do whatever you can to help others. The more you help others the better things that come your way. People fail when they give up the first time. Be persistent. PCT: What is the coolest thing you have ever done in your life? PL: I think having my kid is the coolest thing ever. I didn’t realize how much things would change for the better. Paul Stetzel Paul is a customer service tech- nician at AT&T PCT: What would you most like to be remembered for? PL: Making a mark downtown and having a restaurant around for a long time; one that my daughter could work in one day. PCT: If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead in history, who would it be? PL: Anthony Bourdain. PCT: If you had to do another job other than what you’re doing, what would you do? PL: I was working for an engineering company before this. I was a supervisor for surveyors. PCT: What is your impact to Parker PCT: How did you get into your occupation? PS: While serving in the Fire and EMS industry I wanted to broaden my knowledge and go into telecom- Continued on page 24