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?

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...

Donny Churchman

Developer Donny Churchman, president of Nack Development, LLC, is heading up one of Frisco’s most exciting new downtown developments -- The Patio at the Rails and The Tower at the Rails that will soon...

Christina McLain

Christina McLain was selected as the 2017 Science Teachers Association of Texas Teacher of the Year. Ms. McLain attends the state conference put on by the Science Teachers Association of Texas. She is not only...

Staci Newton

Local Staci Newton is the founder and director of the North Texas Angels Pageant. The North Texas Angels Pageant hosts an annual event, at no cost to participants, and acts as a networking and educational...

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...

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....

Kylie Moore

Kylie Moore is a local millennial who works in the title industry at Chicago Title. She is a marketing and sales rep, so she brings in new business, sustains current business and provides value...

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...

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...

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...

Nicole Bursey

Nicole Bursey, who many people know as the executive director of Frisco Family Services, has lived in Frisco for 12 years. She is active in the Collin County Alliance for Children, Sigma Gamma Rho...

Vanessa Brazier

Vanessa Brazier is the bakery business manager for Market Street in Frisco and has lived here for three years. “I love all the new and upcoming restaurants and entertainment options for my family. Frisco...

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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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