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?

Gary Carley

Since moving to Frisco in 2006, Gary Carley has served in various capacities for the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the EDC Board and Frisco’s Community Development Corporation Board. Mr. Carley’s latest journey began...

Rick Fletcher

Local Rick Fletcher was named “The Best at Spreading Good News” in the May “Best of Frisco” issue of Frisco STYLE. Mr. Fletcher started the Frisco Talk Facebook page to share timely news about community...

Ron Patterson

In our Best of Frisco feature in the May issue of Frisco STYLE, Ron Patterson was credited with having the “Best New Role with the City.” In March, Mr. Patterson took over as president of...

Joe Yannessa

Frisco’s Joe Yannessa was recently recognized in Frisco STYLE as the “Best at Paying it Forward” for all he does and gives back to his community. Mr. Yannessa has always strived to make his company,...

Zahra Jahanyfard

Local artist and Frisco newcomer Zahra Jahanyfard recently memorialized Pete Hosp in a portrait, which is now on display at the Frisco Heritage Museum. Ms. Jahanyfard was born in Iran, but moved to the U.S....

Jake Garrett-McCann

When Jake Garrett-McCann was 3 years old, he knew he wanted to make a difference. He knew helping people who had no home was his calling. Today, he is making a significant impact on the...

Natalie Mills

Local jewelry designer and South Africa native Natalie Mills relocated to Plano with her family in 2016. She credits a combination of street smarts and good old-fashioned gumption for propelling her to household-name status...

Marc Baker

Marc Baker grew up in rural Ark. All his life, he gardened with both his father and his grandparents, and it is a passion that has followed him into adulthood. He moved to Texas more...

Angela Poen

Angela Poen is the president and executive director of the Community Garden Kitchen of Collin County. In Collin County, 27.3 percent of school-age children are food insecure. Concerned about the hunger in our community,...

Kaitlin Lovern

Kaitlin Lovern is a REALTOR® for Fine Homes and Estates Nathan Grace. She helps people across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex buy, sell, rent and build homes. As a local millennial, Ms. Lovern takes her career...

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Vivek Abraham

As a member of Mensa International®, Vivek Abraham, 12, is considered a genius. Vivek and his family moved to North Texas in 2017 and settled...

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