Hero: “A person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act, and is regarded as a (role) model or ideal”
Many residents of West Pasco County recognize her name, her face, and her level of service to the community and local businesses therein. But how much do people really know about this special woman who dedicates so much of herself to better her community?
Kelly Steen humbly describes herself as “efficient, helpful, and caring.” She definitely embodies all of these admirable qualities, and so many more!
Kelly admitted, “When I first started networking, I was very shy and kept to myself. I am the type of person who will go to a new place and observe everyone and everything before I get involved. As I continued to network, I noticed how the people in our community gave back and how people helped each other. I thought this was wonderful and something I wanted to do myself.”
Her community was a perfect fit of local business professionals with whom she wanted to interact, encourage and promote. So much so, she continued to get involved with various organizations, and decided that it was something she wanted to teach her daughter, as well. “I love helping others and so does she,” Kelly said.
When it comes to her beloved daughter Ashlyn, Kelly is even more dedicated to her most important job as Mom. She has served as her daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader for five years, and she enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school.
Kelly proudly stated, “My family is always my main priority. It is challenging at times to balance work and home, but without my family and God, I would not be where I am today. Watching my daughter grow and become a caring and loving person is so rewarding. I am so proud of her. She is a smart and loving little girl. She teaches me to be a better person. We volunteer every year with The United Way of Pasco County for their Stuff the Bus event, as well as many other organizations’ events. I truly love being a part of her life and volunteering with her.”
Kelly is also grateful to have her Mom around, because she helps with her granddaughter whenever needed. “I am truly blessed,” she said.
We are excited to introduce Kelly as Marketing Director of It’s Your Home Magazine. She is a leader in our community that truly cares about helping others. She is very involved and is now a great asset in further assisting IYH Magazine in our mission to connect our readers to the local businesses in our community.
Her mission with IYH is to grow the magazine and give the residents/businesses of the community the resources they need. The majority of West Pasco residents don’t know what all Pasco has to offer, because many work and play in other counties. Kelly wants to help change that.
Her most helpful hint to residents and local business owners, alike, is something she learned early on: If you don’t know someone, talk to them, and get to know more about their business. She emphasizes that you don’t have to become a patron of a business, necessarily, but you may know someone who can use their products and services. Word of mouth referrals are often the best way to help small businesses. Kelly said, “If you are unsure of how you can get involved, contact me I would love to help you. “
To that end, she continued, “I love being able to connect our businesses with our residents. I think it is wonderful how It’s Your Home Magazine, a community lifestyle magazine, is geared toward its readers. I hope you will love it too, and if you have any thoughts on how to make the magazine better, or if there is something you would like to see in the magazine, contact me. We want this to be your favorite resource guide. “
Welcome to the IYH &Topaz Digital Ink team, Kelly! We are blessed to have you!!
By Debra Taylor Tee | www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com | 727-709-9541
Presented By Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX Champions | www.YourHomeTampaBay.com | 727-710-0286