Tracey Zettner, Oil and Gas Sales Representative

Formerly an elementary school teacher, Zettner has spent the past two years making sales calls around the Eagle Ford Shale. The single mom works for Razor Specialties, renting surface equipment to oil and gas companies drilling the area. She also arranges the trenching services needed in the event of water spills.
Photograph by Leann Mueller

You want to know what I do every day? I go rig-hopping. Wherever they’re drilling, that’s where I head. I rent forklifts and man lifts to both the drilling and the completion sides of each operation. It’s like any other sales position. Sometimes you can’t sell something the first time you meet somebody; you

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