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?

Leslie Girdner

Leslie Girdner moved to Frisco with her husband and young family in 2003. She is the community education coordinator at Frisco Fire Safety Town, an educational facility that focuses on teaching children safety messages...

Jimmy and Sandi Hodnett

Jimmy and Sandi Hodnett have entered the Frisco STYLE Cover Photo Contest for the last six years. They are both retired and photography is one of their hobbies. In 2012, the couple’s photo made...

Adu Liu

Adu Liu is the local owner of Potstickers and Boba Tea and Sandalwood Massage and Facial Spa. She grew up in her parents’ restaurant in China, so she knows the value of family and...

Neighborhood Art and Music School (NAMS)

Neighborhood Art and Music School (NAMS) was recognized with this year’s Building a Winning Team Best of Business Award. NAMS qualified for this award based on an “ecosystem” they have built that fosters and...

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...

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...

Bill Woodard

Bill Woodard, a Frisco resident for 11 years, serves in several leadership roles with the city and in various volunteer organizations. As noted in our Best of Frisco feature, included in the May issue...

Family Dentistry of Frisco

Congratulations to Family Dentistry of Frisco, this year’s winner of the Leadership and Vision Award. With 19 years of dentistry experience, Dr. Paresh Patel opened Family Dentistry of Frisco five years ago, with his leadership...

The Calloway Family

In April 1905, Erasmus and Winola Baccus purchased three acres from the Blackland Townsite Company and built the home that now stands at 7546 Oak Street. Matthew and Brooklyn Calloway currently live in the...

Officer Nessa McFarland

“Service Above Self” is a way of life for those serving in the Frisco Fire and Police Departments. Every quarter, the Rotary Club of Frisco awards a member of the Frisco Fire Department or...

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 …...

Frisco Pediatric Dentistry

HONORING 2019 BEST OF BUSINESS WINNERS! Compensation and rewards allow business owners to operate at the top of their game with teams that are happy to work toward company goals while supporting each other. Along...

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,...

Ava M.

"I am thankful for family because they love and care about me. Friends because they keep me company and care about me. Food and water because it helps me stay alive. Clothes because they...

Brad Sharp

Brad Sharp, a Frisco resident for 11 years, enjoys entering the Frisco STYLE Magazine Cover Photo Contest each year. Mr. Sharp has participated in City Hall 101 and Citizens Police Academy, which led him to...

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....

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...

Trillion Small

Trillion Small, Ph.D, LMFT, has a heart as unique as her name. She is an entrepreneur who thrives on developing new ideas, some of which she has turned into businesses. She serves the community...

Jim Leslie

Jim Leslie is a managing partner for Wolverine Interests, LLC. He is responsible for the current and future investment, development and acquisition of commercial real estate. Mr. Leslie is looking forward to even more expansion...

Natalie Embry

Natalie Embry has been a Frisco resident all of her life. She feels that her role in the community is to be a good student at Legacy Christian Academy and serve the community to...

Chad Cunningham

Chad Cunningham’s family-owned Frisco business, C4 Roofing, Inc., has evolved over the years, but family has always been at the center of its operations. He is part of the fourth generation on multiple branches...

Mosquito Authority

Mosquito Authority is the largest mosquito control company in the country and seeks to eliminate every mosquito from your property. Frisco residents Jeremy and Megan Holland own three local franchises of the large company...

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....

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...

Amy Deatherage

Amy Deatherage, a Frisco resident since 2003, is the current president of the Frisco Garden Club. She also recently returned to her career as a flight attendant. Ms. Deatherage has achieved certification as a...

Elite Remodeling

Congratulations to Elite Remodeling, this year’s recipient of the Giving Back to the Community Award. In business for more than 14 years, Elite Remodeling follows a solid business process model to ensure the customer...

The Ellis Family

Dr. Robert and Eliza Douglass purchased the lot at 9121 Sixth Street during the original auction of the land plots that make up the Old Donation. Patti and Dick Ellis live in the home...

Jarred Griffin

Jarred Griffin works for Landmark Bank as a Real Estate Lender. He helps customers obtain their dream homes by setting them up in the best long-term financial position. He has been in the mortgage...

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,...

Frisco Family Vision

HONORING 2019 BEST OF BUSINESS WINNERS!! Frisco Family Vision makes customer feedback a priority, which is why they were chosen for the Best of Business award in Performance Feedback. Dr. Dana Biederman explains, “Our top priority...

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...

Audrey M.

"When asked what I'm thankful for, a lot comes to mind. I'm thankful for TV. Yes, I'm thankful for pizza every Friday, but I'm more thankful for food every day. I'm mostly thankful for...

Haylee Davis

After spending more time on outdoor photography over the last few years, Haylee Davis thought it would be fun to be connected to the community by participating in Frisco STYLE Magazine’s 2017 Cover Photo...

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,...

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...

Prince Nallamothula

Nine-year-old Prince Nallamothula, a young inventor and fourth-grader at Curtsinger Elementary School, has made a name for himself nationally and in the community as he seeks to grow, learn and set a precedent for...

Katie Baker

Katie Baker is the marketing and events manager for TUPPS Brewery, located in McKinney, Texas. She is in charge of social media, the website, volunteers, private parties, events and the brewery’s overall marketing plan. Ms....

Dwayne Wilson

In 2005, Dwayne Wilson and his wife moved to Frisco following a job opportunity. A couple of years ago, Mr. Wilson was selected by the Frisco Fire Department to be an on-scene and event photographer....

Shada Ghatrehee

Shada Ghatrehee, the owner of The Dog House on Main Street, is a Frisco native who has always been an animal lover. She attended the University of North Texas and went on to manage...

Natalie Roberson Photography

Natalie Roberson, the owner of Natalie Roberson Photography, knew she wanted to be a photographer from the time she was in college. Ms. Roberson, who is in business with her husband, Nick, explains, “I...

Community Connections

Prince Nallamothula

Nine-year-old Prince Nallamothula, a young inventor and fourth-grader at Curtsinger Elementary School, has made a name for himself nationally and in the community as...

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