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?

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...

Jenna Benabe

Jenna Benabe is the Community Outreach Liaison for the Frisco ISD. She brings the community and school district together to benefit students and staff. “I really enjoy helping others! I love seeing results from...

Melanie Nance

Melanie Nance, a local millennial, is a residential realtor for Team Nance Homes with YoursVille Real Estate alongside her brother and business partner. She works for an independent brokerage that focuses on providing the...

Connor West

Local millennial Connor West is the general manager for Red Door Escape Room, as an extension of the corporate operations team. “I love being able to bring people joy through such a unique experience....

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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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