Letter From the Editor

Growing up, my parents always wanted me to be involved in something I was passionate about. From a young age, I wanted to be immersed in anything that brought out my creative side.

Whether that was through painting, writing, singing or dancing, I adored it all. In high school, I somehow found my way into student media and knew I never wanted out. Storytelling is my biggest passion.

When I developed the theme, tools of the trade, my goal was to find and tell the stories of people in the Waco community with passion for their craft.

Writers and photographers for Focus Magazine found unique stories from people who hone in on their craft.

Thank you so much for taking the time to sit down and flip through this magazine. I can only hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It has been a pleasure creating this.


Matti Pennington