Seguin Citizen: Tracie Claypool
Posted on 6/15/2017 11:07:00 AM.

What is your current occupation (or where do you attend school), and what does that involve?
"General Manager of Park Plaza Hotel and Chop House Bar & Grille."
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
"Play golf, lounge in the pool and of course, shop."
What city and state were you born in?
"Houston, Texas."
Who are the members of your immediate family?
"Mike & Sandy Claypool (Mom and Dad) My fur babies Savannah and Baxter."
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"Walking the footsteps of my dad as he fights cancer."
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
"Favorite TV Show…Houston Texans Football games."
What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc…)?
"Jimmy Buffet, Parrot Head at heart."
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant?
"Well, no doubt the Park Plaza and Chop House. Second, third, fourth fifth, etc…the downtown businesses that keep me coming back for more and more shopping and dining experiences."
What is something folks may not really know about you?
"I am a die hard football fan."
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or dead) -excluding immediate living family members - who would they be?
"Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Steve Jobs."
What are your roles in the community?
"I am currently vice-chair of the Seguin Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. I enjoy giving back to the community that has embraced this San Antonio girl."
Discuss your professional background/achievements/leadership roles.
"My employment history began in a restaurant as a hostess. I have enjoyed retail management (hence the shopping addiction) and real estate property management. I don’t really know what I want to be when I grow up but, I am having a blast figuring it out."
What are this proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"My biggest accomplishment thus far is being promoted to general manager."
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"I believe that togetherness and a sense of pride are huge representations of this community."
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
"I am a history nut. I love that everyday I get to tell the story of Juan Seguin and his role in the Fight for Texas Independence. I take such pride in being a tour guide to our guests. There is so much to do and tell."
What are your future plans?
"My future plans of course involve Seguin and the Main Street businesses that are so important to me and my business."
What message do you have for the residents of Seguin?
"My advice to the residents would be, let’s keep making ‘It Real’ Seguin. There is a great resurgence that is happening here and it is amazing to see it and be a part of it."

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