Community Connections

Profiles of business and communities leaders in the city of Frisco. We share the stories of some of the most interesting people in Frisco. Will yours be next?

Jennifer Blalock

Jennifer Blalock moved back to Frisco in January. Recently, she completed her doctorate and her daughter graduated from Liberty High School. Ms. Blalock is the vice president for workforce and economic development at Collin College....

Roxana Wroblewski

Roxana Wroblewski, a local mom, has been a Frisco resident for nine years. She is currently a student at Collin College and takes most of her classes at the Preston Ridge campus in Frisco. Ms....

Carrlee Howard

CarrLee Howard and her family have been Frisco residents since 2000. She is the director of benefits and IT for Zogg Benefits, Inc. in Dallas and enjoys supporting her daughters in their volleyball and...

Lisa Van Akin

Lisa Van Akin, a Frisco resident since 2012, is a wife and mother of two children. She is the owner and photographer at Peach Pine Photography. Mrs. Van Akin is involved in a Dallas/Fort...

Debra Nelson

Debra Nelson started working in Frisco 20 years ago and recently retired from the Frisco ISD. She is active at Legacy Presbyterian Church, serves on the HOA board of her neighborhood and assists several...

Amanda Dale

Amanda Dale has lived in Frisco since 2010. She loves the family-friendly vibe everywhere you go! Ms. Dale is a pediatric dental hygienist at Grin Pediatric Dentistry and will be pursuing photography full time at...

Julia Cleath

Frisco resident Julia Cleath, seen here participating in the Citizens Fire Academy, moved to Frisco from Georgia three years ago. “I chose to live in Frisco because of the dynamic energy it offers. This...

Mark Piland

Fire Chief Mark Piland moved to Frisco in 2013. He is responsible for all fire and rescue activities for the department as well as fire prevention, development and community education. He also serves as...

Jim Gandy

Jim Gandy is the president of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC). He moved to Frisco in 1995 to begin working as the corporation’s executive director in 1996. In his role as FEDC president,...

Shelley Holley

Shelley Holley has been a Frisco resident since 1999. She is the director of the Frisco Public Library, is a member of the Friends of the Frisco Library, is on the Frisco Public Library...

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Christi Redfearn

Frisco STYLE Magazine writer Christi Redfearn and her husband, David Record, are involved in road racing and use it to help prove to local...

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