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?

Big Bertha

Big Bertha was recently discovered catching food for her family at Barlow’s Lake in Prosper. In her free time, she loves to sunbathe in the water around the shallow, marshy shoreline. She works as...

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...

Officer Thomas Mrozinski

Frisco’s Officer Thomas Mrozinski joined the U.S. Army right out of high school and is a Gulf War veteran. When he left the U.S. Army, he started serving in law enforcement in the reserves. Officer...

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,...

Neeru Joshi

Neeru Joshi and his children, Aanya Jain (9) and Aarit Jain (4), were participants in Frisco STYLE's 2016 Gingerbread House Contest. Their house’s theme was based on how Christmas would be at a farm....

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...

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...

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...

Sienna A.

"I am thankful for my mom because she is always there for me. She puts a roof over my head and provides me food and I love her very much."

John Kinch

John Kinch and his family have lived in Frisco for 17 years and have fully embraced the community, so much so that Mr. Kinch opened his own restaurant, The Community Grill. Amidst the success of...

Elliot Jolesch

Elliot Jolesch and his wife, Cathy, moved to Frisco in 2012, after having lived in Iowa, Ohio and Mich. with their kids, Kim and Mike. Mr. Jolesch is an active community member who has...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Nathaniel Hoppe

You may have seen Nathaniel Hoppe's Cover Photo Contest entry in the August issue of Frisco STYLE! Mr. Hoppe considers himself a family man first and a small business owner second. In years past, he...

Erika Meek

Erika Meek of Therapeutic Connections Counseling Service in Frisco specializes in working with children and teens. She offers play therapy as well as animal-assisted therapy. She has a 6-year-old Pomeranian named “Huey” who is...

Gillian Morrison & Tammy Lavender

Co-workers Gillian Morrison and Tammy Lavender created an awesome, huge gingerbread house for Frisco STYLE’s 2016 Gingerbread House Contest. They said their creation was inspired by the amazing salad bars in Frisco ISD school...

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...

Eric Aimes Sr.

Eric Aimes Sr., a local father of three, works for Capital One® as a Branch Manager II, running the Frisco branch at Preston Road and Main Street, which he has done since 2014. For 20...

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...

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...

Darlene Jenkins

Earlier this year, at the 25th annual Frisco Family Services (FFS) Gala ONE event, attendees were given the opportunity to hear the story of local Darlene Jenkins, whose life was profoundly impacted through FFS. Ms....

Buddy Minett

Buddy Minett, a local husband and father, is a real estate broker with Herrin Real Estate in Celina and is the co-owner of Specialty Land Services, a right-of-way and easement acquisition firm. Mr. Minett is...

Careington International Corporation

Congratulations to Careington International Corporation, this year’s Building a Winning Team Award recipient! Serving more than 10 million members and growing, Careington is a privately-held, Frisco-based, family-owned business offering industry-best products and services designed...

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...

Furry Guys Pet Care

Furry Guys Pet Care, established in 2009 by Clay Jones, serves not only humans, but also four-legged customers! The team is the winner of this year’s Serving Customers Best of Business Award for their...

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,...

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...

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...

Ann Harris

Ann Harris volunteers and works as a community organizer. The Harris family formed the Del and Ann Harris Foundation for Christian Principles, that provides a four-year scholarship annually to the Frisco Education Foundation. In 2013,...

Clark Hornbaker

Clark Hornbaker is a part owner of Eden Hill Vineyard and Winery, a commercial vineyard and winery located just north of Celina. He is a retired CPA living out his passion for working with...

Bobby Craig

Bobby Craig and his family moved from Bastrop, La, to Frisco six years ago. He and his wife own Frisco Kings Sports Academy. “KINGS” is an acronym for “Kids Igniting Next Generation Success.” The...

The Taylor Family

Ashley Taylor and her children Emma (9), Parker (7) and Collin (2), wanted to make a gingerbread house of all things festive, shiny, sweet and colorful. “We chose to do this because it would...

Rick Mitchell

In our April issue, we featured several local storm chasers and meteorologists who help keep the community safe and informed during severe weather season. Keller resident Rick Mitchell is a meteorologist with NBC 5. He...

Tammy Meinershagen

Tammy Meinershagen, the current president of the Frisco Association for the Arts, is a pianist, violinist and teacher. She plays the electric violin with the Texas String Quartet, serves as Inclusivity Chair for the...

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....

Sebian Bardhi

Luigi’s Pizza and Pasta has been serving fine New York style pizza and Italian food for more than 20 years. Keeping it in the family, Sebian Bardhi is the current Luigi’s owner. Family is at...

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...

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...

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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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