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?

Chelsea and Darrel Neal

Chelsea and Darrel Neal, a local dynamic dad and daughter duo, share an undeniable bond and love for competition. A tragic accident in Australia on September 4, 2016, nearly took Darrel’s life, but the...

Nathan Biamont

Nathan Biamont is a 15-year Frisco resident and IT professional with Baylor Scott & White. Within the community, Mr. Biamont and his family support Frisco Arts and the Reedy High School orchestra. “Last spring, my...

Maelyn Jarmon

Maelyn Jarmon is a Frisco native and the winner of Season 16 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Ms. Jarmon grew up in Frisco in a musical family and participated in local musical theater, which led her...

Sandi Bourland

Cover Photo Contest participant Sandi Bourland works for Garver, a multi-disciplined engineering firm. She is a proposal coordinator in the marketing department for the water team. She is involved in her kids’ passions including...

Gary Carley

In the August issue of Frisco STYLE Magazine, we shared information about blood, stem cell and bone marrow donations. Be sure you check it out! In the article, Frisco resident and cancer survivor Gary...

Zahra Jahanyfard

Zahra Jahanyfard was in elementary school when the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq began. She shares, “When I was afraid, my outlet was to doodle on paper, drawing pictures of my dreams for...

Coy and Diane Miller

The owners of Pardner’s Garden & Feed Store (near Preston Road and Main Street), Coy and Diane Miller, met in Frisco in 1989 and married in 1991. Since 1999, they have worked together at...

Shelley Holley

Shelley Holley, Frisco STYLE’s 2019 Person of the Year, is Frisco’s own version of a main character who has beautifully navigated her own story, while impacting the lives of countless citizens through her work...

Rod Schaefer

Frisco is home to amazing restaurants that open their arms to host and feed countless families. Pizzeria Testa, a local Italian gem, invites guests and its team to feel like part of the Testa...

Keegan Brewer

Many kids, from a young age, know what they want to do with their lives and know exactly how they are going to get there, no matter the cost. Keegan Brewer was one of...

The Barkers

Frisco is home to countless selfless individuals willing to put others before themselves. Local resident and teacher Reid Barker was able to pay it forward through organ donation after his wife Lisa’s life was...

Bill and Mary Jane Journey

Frisco residents have big hearts, and with those big hearts come big opportunities to help others. Bill and Mary Jane Journey’s organization, The Big Pack Frisco, allows the community to do just that –...

Gary Schneider

Though Frisco is just a small part of North Texas, the efforts of those in our community that seek to help others span the globe. Every Orphan’s Hope founder and CEO Gary Schneider could...

Mike and Jenni Jensen

Mike and Jenni Jensen are movers and shakers who seek not only to better our community, but the little ones in it, as well. Hope Park, which the family had a huge hand in...

Sarah Snetzer

Healthcare has and will continue to be a hot topic, and Sarah Snetzer and her team at Sadiant Health are changing the way nurses are able to provide care for those who need it...

Sal Salimitari

Sal Salimitari has not only made a life for his family in Frisco, but he has made an impact on those he serves through his work in customer service and as head cashier at...

Jay Johnson

More than likely, you have seen Jay Johnson either around town or on television serving as the Official Trainer for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Former Air Force brat and Army Drill Sergeant Johnson is looking...

Bill Boney

Bill Boney, the director of His House, is one whose servant heart is changing lives in Frisco. His House is a home where young men aging out of the foster care system receive training...

Casey McEuin

Casey McEuin is the president and executive director of Project RELO, an organization helping corporate America hire veterans into positions that maximize their impact. Mr. McEuin served in the U.S. Army for 17 years. In...

Ry the Tie Guy

Local James Ryan Leach surprises those around him by beating milestones doctors said he would never reach, sprinkling the world with laughter through his humor and melting hearts with his magnetic smile.

Michael Strand

Michael Strand, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, went through infantry training and was selected to attend Artillery Officer Candidate School after being drafted in 1967. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant Artillery...

Charity Wright

Charity Wright is a member of the Army and Texas Army National Guard. She joined the Army in 2005 to combat terrorism and qualified to be a cryptologic linguist, a member of the U.S....

Marvin Fisher

Marvin Fisher, a member of the U.S. Air Force, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1981. During his decorated career, he was sent all over the world. After being sent back to school...

Larry Marshall

Larry Marshall, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, received his draft notice in June 1965 while he was a part-time college student. “I made the decision to join the U.S. Air Force...

Jesse Chavoya

Jesse Chavoya, an assistant principal at Frisco’s Lone Star High School, is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1987, after graduating from Bishop Lynch High School, Mr. Chavoya enlisted in the Marine Corps,...

Richard Polite

Frisco resident Richard Polite has not only found a way to make a career out of doing what he loves, but he also inspires others to do the same. Mr. Polite, a husband and father,...

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 students that science and math do have practical applications …...

Coach Jeff Rayburn

Jeff Rayburn is the Lone Star High School head football coach and campus coordinator. He attributes motivating Lone Star athletes by making practice the best part of their day. Coach Rayburn explains, “Athletics must be...

Coach Chris Burtch

Coach Chris Burtch is the Liberty High School head football coach and campus coordinator. He hopes to impact his athletes both on and off the field through valuable life lessons. “Our athletes are required to...

Coach Kyle Story

Coach Kyle Story is the Independence High School head football coach and campus coordinator. When it comes to coaching in the FISD, he explains, “The camaraderie among the high schools and middle schools is unparalleled...

Coach Marty Secord

Marty Secord, the Wakeland High School head football coach and campus coordinator, believes the roles of coaches in student athletes’ lives are more important than ever before. “We find that, more and more, our kids...

David Kuykendall

The Frisco ISD athletic director, David Kuykendall, or “Coach K,” as he is known around the FISD, has led and served coaches and student athletes for 25 years. During his time as the athletic...

Coach Chad Cole

Chad Cole, the head football coach and campus coordinator at Reedy High School, has served as a coach in the Frisco ISD for 15 years and believes it has the most unique district in...

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 in Frisco earlier this year, prior to his appearance on...

John Lettelleir

John Lettelleir, an 18-year Frisco resident, is the director of development services for the City of Frisco, which involves planning, building inspections, code enforcement and health and food safety. The department is responsible for...

Maher Maso

Maher Maso, a Frisco resident since 1992, is currently the CEO of the Prosper Economic Development Corporation. As a previous mayor of Frisco, he still supports and encourages investment in projects across North Texas. Mr....

Allison Miller

Allison Miller is the Frisco ISD director of community relations. She connects with community members to engage them with the district, bring in volunteers and see how people can make a difference for students....

Christine Ortega

Christine Ortega, a Frisco resident since 2004, is the community outreach director at Preston Trail Community Church. She develops partnerships, provides practical steps for families to engage in the community, builds ministry teams and...

Ann Harris

After moving to Frisco in 2000, Ann Harris’ family started the Del and Ann Harris Foundation for Christian Principles, which provides a yearly scholarship through the Frisco Education Foundation to a senior going to...

Tammy Meinershagen

Tammy Meinershagen is the executive director of the Frisco Association for the Arts. She feels her role is to help balance our city with arts and culture, filling in the gaps where they exist...

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Chelsea and Darrel Neal

Chelsea and Darrel Neal, a local dynamic dad and daughter duo, share an undeniable bond and love for competition. A tragic accident in Australia...

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