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?

Julia Cleath

Frisco resident Julia Cleath, seen here participating in the Citizens Fire Academy, moved to Frisco from Georgia three years ago. “I chose to live in Frisco because of the dynamic energy it offers. This...

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...

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,...

Shelley Holley

Shelley Holley has been a Frisco resident since 1999. She is the director of the Frisco Public Library, is a member of the Friends of the Frisco Library, is on the Frisco Public Library...

Nicole Bursey

Nicole Bursey is the executive director of Frisco Family Services (FFS). She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization, budgetary oversight and administration. Mrs. Bursey is a member of Leadership Frisco Class 15, Sigma...

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,...

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...

Chief John Bruce

Chief of Police John Bruce, a husband and father, began working for the Frisco Police Department in May of 1996. His current role with the Frisco Police Department allows him to be greatly involved in...

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...

Dawn Cruzan

Frisco resident Dawn Cruzan is the president and founder of Camp Craig Allen, an organization dedicated to the physically disabled population of North Texas. Ms. Cruzan is a member of the Frisco Chamber of...

Laura Hansen

Frisco Square’s Lara Hansen moved here in 2006. She recently relocated to Montana, but continues to work with Frisco Square remotely. Her favorite thing about our city is the sense of community. “There is...

Linda Sutton

Linda Sutton is a founding member of the Frisco Heritage Association. She has lived in Frisco since 1990. Her favorite thing about our city is how vibrant the people are who help make it...

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...

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...

Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown is a photographer and forecast blogger for the Texas Storm Chasers. She also works in risk management at a large, privately-held corporation in the Dallas area. Ms. Brown provided us with insight...

Dan Henry

In the April issue of Frisco STYLE Magazine, FOX 4 chief meteorologist Dan Henry offered his weather safety expertise. Mr. Henry presents the weather for FOX 4’s weekday, late afternoon and evening newscasts. He...

Brian James

Brian James shared his severe weather knowledge with Frisco STYLE readers in the April issue of the magazine. He is a broadcast meteorologist and the senior weather producer at NBC 5. His on-air responsibilities...

Brian Williams

Brian Williams, a contributor to Frisco STYLE Magazine's April weather feature, has lived in Prosper for four years. He is a hobby storm chaser. Mr. Williams tries to understand how tornadoes work and researches...

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...

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...

Christina Doyal

Christina Doyal, a Frisco resident for more than three years, is the pastry chef and co-owner of BarnLight Eatery. “I play a variety of different roles as an owner and no day is ever...

Zack Fickey

Zack Fickey, born and raised in Denton, Texas, is the special events and sponsorships director for Deep Ellum Brewing Company. He notes the difference in Frisco today, after remembering it as only open land...

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....

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...

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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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