Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Kunkel Family

Troy and Laura Kunkel are both proud TCU alumni where Troy (01) played for the Horned Frogs and was voted Mr.TCU. They live near campus with their 3 children. (Chandler 6, Tenley 3, Weston 1)

Since graduation while accumulating 40 rental properties, Troy has become well known in the TCU community for reclaiming neighborhood homes. His first house began as a 1940's era, 900 square foot frame house near campus and ended up as an elegant 3,000 square foot home tenderly incorporating the old into the new. In the past few years he has acquired four car washes and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Car Wash Association. He is also active at Como elementary working with the Good News Club and in sponsoring extracurricular activities for underprivileged kids in his community and church. 

Troy's newest adventure is opening NO LIMIT CROSSFIT with another former TCU Football player. The gym is a half mile from the TCU campus and No Limit Crossfit is working on an opportunity to make Crossfit available for core courses at TCU. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Breedlove Family

Andrea and Joe Breedlove have been married for 20 years and are pictured with their children McKenna and Joseph.

Joe earned his degree in Marketing at TCU while participating in Football and Track and Field.  His passion for working with kids led him back to Fort Worth Country Day, his high school alma mater.  While working at FWCD, he has been a P.E. teacher/coach to all levels and sports and Athletic Director. He currently serves as the head boys’ basketball coach and Executive Director of Breakthrough Fort Worth, a program that prepares economically disadvantaged public school students to advance to college and encourages high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

Andrea received her undergraduate degree from TCU and her master’s from Amber University.  She fulfills her passion for working with youth as an intervention counselor at Haltom High School.  Andrea also serves as a volunteer for organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Junior League.

McKenna and Joseph currently attend Fort Worth Country Day and are very involved in sports and community service.  The Breedlove family mantra is, “to whom much is given, much is expected.”  Beyond work, school, church and community involvement, you can find them at most TCU sporting or social events. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Fowler Family

Bruce and Annette Fowler are pictured with their daughters Casey and Ciera Fowler. Bruce and Annette own Builders Equipment and Supply Company in Fort Worth and Texas Building Products in Strawn, Texas.

Casey graduated Auburn in 2013 and is now employed by the accounting firm Milbern Ray and Associates. A member of the Texas Christian University class of 2014, Ciera is majoring in Nursing. She is also a senior member of the TCU Womens's Equestrian team. Her fourth year on the team, Ciera said she will miss her time on the team and the experiences she has been fortunate to have. "I am very glad that I was allowed to participate in this experience because I have met so many girls that I can call my best friends," she said. "I don't know what I would do without these girls and the great leadership of our coaching staff. I have loved being on this team and feel lucky to have been able to work with the horses that we have and I have truly learned so much from this experience."

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Martin Family

Get ready Fort Worth! Stock Martin, age 12, a seven year seasoned competitor and the 2013 Grand Champion Steer winner has a little sister, Saige, age 10. By Stock Show rules, Stock is ineligible to compete in the steer show at the Junior Livestock Show again, but that won't stop Saige, a 3 year veteran herself, from picking up the lead in 2014. Both are members of the Oldham County 4H. Stock's 2013 Grand Champion was bought by the Happy Davis Foundation and Ross Perot, Jr. bought his 2012 Reserve Grand Champion.

Parents, Brian and Sherri Martin grew up showing livestock with the 4H & FFA and have built one of the finest European Cross breeding operations in the southwest running 300 head on their Panhandle ranch. The Martin Family raise and show livestock together; it's a 24/7/365 family operation which reaffirms hard work, dedication and competing still pays off in Texas. The Sponsor's of the Sale of Champions aren't just buying animals; they are helping to educate Grand Champion kids!

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Lixey Family

Brian and Kimberly Lixey live in Hudson Oaks with their two children, Kyle and Faith. Brian holds a BS in Psychology from UMHB and an MBA from Tarleton State University. Kimberly has a BS in Education from Texas A&M University. They were married last year and Kimberly relocated herself, Kyle and Faith from Pflugerville. They both grew up in Copperas Cove and their fathers served in the Army. Brian has lived in Hudson Oaks since 2006, where he also serves on City Council.

Brian works for Branch Banking & Trust and is the Market President for Fort Worth. He also serves on the Board for the Child Study Center and Texas Neighborhood Services. Brian is also involved with Catholic Charities and serves on the finance committee. Kimberly is a stay at home mom. She devotes most of her time volunteering at their children's schools, and is very involved with their church. They are both passionate about their church, family, and community.

Brian also enjoys scuba diving, riding his Harley, fly fishing, and hunting. He loves the Fort Worth area and the people, and feels it is a great place to live and work. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Shady Family

Shady family, left to right: Corinne, Shirley, Cary, Christi,  Cameryn.

Shirley grew up in the restaurant business, employed with Kraft-General Foods. Now retired, active member of FUMC Arlington, volunteers at Bass Performance Hall, recognized artist in the area.
Her son, Cary graduated from Ogle School of Hair Design (1980). Became a stylist for Sheer Pleasure Hair Salon: later bought and still owns business 33 years later. He and his wife of 27 years, Christi are board Members of Camcor Investments, LLC.  Though Camcor they built and own a shopping center in South Arlington. Christi graduated from UTA (1985) with a degree in Mathematics/Computer Science. Currently, she is a software engineer for DexMedia in Dallas.
Cary and Christi reside in Arlington and attend FBC Arlington. They built a weekend home in Grandbury which they share via VRBO and hope to retire to. The oldest daughter, Corinne who is 22 recently Graduated from SFASU with a degree in Theatre/Psychology and is to be married this October.
Daughter Cameryn who is 15 attends Mansfield Summit HS and studies Tae Kwon Do. She plans a career in law enforcement. Mom and girls study music and enjoy singing and piano.

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Kruger Family

Lacey and Chris Kruger are pictured here at their home with daughter and “star of the show", Maggie, and her best friend, Reilly. 
Chris, a startup consultant and attorney, began his career practicing commercial litigation in Fort Worth.  After several years of practicing law, the entrepreneurial bug bit Chris in 2011 when he developed the Fort Worth Food Park: the very first (and now trendy) food park where gourmet food trucks are brought together in a park-like setting.  Having since sold the Food Park, Chris focuses on consulting for businesses in the startup or “ready to scale” phases of development. 
Lacey works as an Information Architect for Blackbaud software, designing websites for nonprofits. She is also an active member of the Fort Worth Junior League, the Van Cliburn 180 Advisory Committee and the Lone Star Film Society.
Lacey and Chris are active parishioners of All Saints Episcopal Church and enjoy cooking, rooting on their alma-mater Texas Longhorns, and of course, spending as much free time as possible with Maggie.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Crowley Family

Pictured here are Keller and Melissa Crowley, their dog Bailey, and Keller’s parents David and Wendy Crowley.

Keller is a residential mortgage loan officer at Legacy Mutual Mortgage in Fort Worth. He specializes in Conventional, FHA, VA and Jumbo loans. He also serves on the board of The Recovery Resource Council and was a past chair for their annual Stars in Recovery event. He is a Fort Worth native and a proud graduate of TCU.  Keller and his family are members of River Crest Country Club.
Melissa is an Account Director at iProspect, a digital marketing agency in Fort Worth.  She was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. 
David retired as a Managing Director from Wortham Insurance and Risk Management.  Wendy is the Director of Student Financial Services at TCU, a position she’s held for over 20 years.  David and Wendy live in Fort Worth and have 3 other children, 3 son-in-laws, 6 grandchildren and 4 granddogs. They are both alumni of TCU and love supporting the Horned Frogs at home and away.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Perryman Family

Meri and Whit Perryman are pictured with their daughters, Caroline and Mattie.  Whit is CEO of Vermeer Equipment of Texas, Inc.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hill School of Fort Worth, Inc. and as the Corporate Sales Chairman for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.  Whit is an alumnus of the University of Texas and earned his MBA at TCU.

Meri is a CPA who brings her expertise to Hill School as the Business Manager.  She is a graduate of TCU, and a native of Fort Worth.  Caroline is a Trinity Valley School alumna and graduated from UNT with a degree in Theater and Education.  She currently lives in Chicago and is a Producer’s Assistant at Second City where she studies in their Conservatory Training Program.

Mattie is a 2011 graduate of Hill School and is currently a junior at Stephen F. Austin State University, majoring in Kinesiology and Nutrition. Meri and Whit reside in Fort Worth and are members of First United Methodist Church.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Reed Family

Randall and Kathy Reed have been married for over 25 years and are pictured with their children Andrew and Kendall.  Randall, a lifelong resident of the area, has been with Lockheed Martin for 33 years. 

 Kathy has spent the past 18 years homeschooling both children.  Andrew is currently a first year law student at SMU after recently completing his BS and MS degree in Electrical Engineering from UTA. Kendall recently graduated high school and is now enrolled at Texas Woman's University. 

Although the family enjoys many different pastimes such as hunting, playing musical instruments and church activities, the majority of their free time is now spent in shotgun sports.

The interest in competitive shooting began in the weekly league events at Fort Worth Trap and Skeet Club.  Both children continue to practice regularly at the gun club and their diligence paid off for both in 2013.  Andrew earned a slot on USA Shooting's National Development Team by winning the Collegiate National Championship in International Bunker Trap.  At the spring selection match, Kendall won a position to represent the United States in the International Skeet Shooting event at the ISSF World Cup in Nicosia, Cyprus this past June.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Brown Family

Steve and Denise Brown have lived at their Coppell home for 9 years.

Denise graduated from Baylor with a BS in Education. She taught high school before becoming a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. She has continued to work at Delta for 23 years and currently works at the Delta Community Credit Union.

Steve founded Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano in Grapevine in 1985 and Guero’s Mexican Grill in Coppell in 1997. He will open a new concept restaurant, Brewsters Burgers and Beer, in the West 7th area of Fort Worth by early 2014.

 Esparza’s is in the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame and received the honor of Small Business of the Year at the Governor’s Small Business Conference and Luncheon.

Steve is a Grapevine Chamber of Commerce board member and serves on the board of the Texas Association of Business. Steve and Denise donate to local police and firefighter organizations, sponsor golf tournaments, and support high school athletic teams. They provide food for local school district and community events. They also host the annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser. Supporting our military heroes is particularly important to them.

Steve enjoys cars and sports, but his real passion is for his restaurants. He enjoys interacting with his customers. With the opening of Brewsters, he looks forward to getting more involved in the Fort Worth community.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Wonderly Family

Angela and Anthony Wonderly are featured with their children at their new Fort Worth home. 

Anthony Wonderly, a California native, is Principal of Olympus Property, a national full-service multifamily investment and property management organization.  Anthony is also the current President of the Tarrant County Apartment Association.  He was recently named in the Fort Worth 40 Under 40 for 2013. 
Angela Wonderly, is a National Account Director for PromoShop, a branded merchandise specialty company based in Los Angeles.  Angela is an active member of the Junior League.

The Wonderlys recently moved to Fort Worth and are very excited to explore and get involved with the city. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Henderson Family

Kristin and Stewart Henderson are pictured with their sons, William, Clay, and Matt. 

Stewart is Principal and co-founder of Tailwind Advisors, a wealth management and investment services firm.  He currently serves as President of the Lena Pope Foundation Board, and is a member of the board of Aspen Heights, a developer and manager of student housing communities, and the advisory board of BBVA Compass Bank.  He also serves on the River Crest Country Club Board of Directors.  Stewart is a 1981 graduate of SMU.

Kristin is a member of Jewel Charity, Junior League and Kappa Kappa Gamma.  An All-America swimmer at SMU, she continues to compete in US Masters Swimming.

A 2009 SMU graduate, William works in Dallas for Mohawk Industries in Industrial Leasing. 

A member of the Texas A & M class of 2012, Clay is employed by National Oilwell Varco in Houston.

Matt, a member of the Texas A & M Class of 2015, is in Mays Business School majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. 

Kristin and Stewart reside in Fort Worth and are members of Christ Chapel Bible Church.

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Anderson Family

Tim and Elizabeth Anderson pictured with their children Stephen and Courtney, reside in Keller.

Tim is in his 27th year with Southwest Airlines in their Operations Control Center in Dallas. Elizabeth is the National Director of Jewelry Sales for a locally headquartered jewelry and fine metals company. The two met by chance sitting across the aisle from each other on a flight. Seven months later they wed and it has been a fantastic ride. This September the two celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary.

Stephen is a senior at Keller High School and Courtney is a sophomore at Westlake Academy.

Above and below the water is where you will find this family’s outdoor activities. Tim and Stephen are adrenaline junkies with Kiteboarding while Elizabeth and Courtney prefer to unwind with Standup Paddleboarding. Many family vacations have been along the Gulf coast and throughout the Caribbean with the entire family enjoying scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The O'Dell Family

Patrick and Duff O’Dell reside in Grapevine, Texas.  Patrick grew up in Oklahoma and was an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist for CBS News before retiring in 2007.  He loves baseball and was a member of the first College World Series Championship team.  He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007.

Duff grew up in Georgia and began her career with Delta Air Lines as a “stewardess” in 1973. She went into management and retired in 2005 as the Director of all domestic based flight attendants.  She was selected out of over 70,000 employees to run with the Olympic Torch in 1996.  She has been an active volunteer in her church and community for the past 25 years and has won numerous civic awards including the D.E. Box Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year and Rotarian of the Year. 

Duff and Patrick have four daughters and eleven grandchildren.  Their daughter Courtney and granddaughter, Keara are in the photo with them at their home in Grapevine. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Ott Family

The Ott family is one Happy-Together Family-- and feel they are the happiest people they know.  When asked, they credit their:
      Faith - that Jesus is who He said he was. Their Friends and Clients (who put up with him), and family.

Happily married for 38 years, they eagerly chose Fort Worth to raise their family.  Today the Ott family all live within 3 blocks of eachother, and that includes John’s mother who lives across the street. 

John, a longtime Fort Worth advertising executive, is a graduate of TCU and an award-winning football player.   Jeanie, whom John credits as the glue that holds the family together, graduated from The University of Texas and together they own OTT Advertising & Marketing in Fort Worth.

 So, whether it’s working or walking, cooking or entertaining, if you see John or Jeanie there’s a good chance you will see them … together.  

        Pictured Together (L-R) granddaughter Mary Margaret Bullinger, daughter Kellie and husband Grant Bullinger, Jeanie and John, grandson Drew Bullinger, daughter Amy Ott and grandson Luke Bullinger.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The O'Rear Family

Dr. O’Rear was born in and educated at the public schools of Jasper, Alabama. He graduated from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1954. He received his M.D. degree from University of Tennessee in 1957. After a four year period of service as a medical officer of the United States Army he spent four years at the Veterans Administration Hospital as a resident training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. He moved to Fort Worth in 1966 where he practiced until retirement in 1997. He is a member of numerous professional societies, United Methodist Church of Fort Worth and Colonial Country Club. His son John is retired from XTO energy and son Stephen is a personal injury attorney in Fort Worth.

Standing left to right: John Mark O’Rear Jr.; fiancĂ©e Camille Geay of Paris, France; Mary Kate O’Rear;  John Mark O’Rear, Sr.; wife, Beverly O’Rear; Stephen B. O’Rear; wife, Deborah O’Rear; son, Travis Clinton O’Rear;  daughter, Elizabeth Blackwell O’Rear. Seated left to right: daughter, Jane Ellen O’Rear; John W. O’Rear M.D.; long-time companion Fredna Kennimer

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Story Family

Rick & Ruth Story have been married over 22 years, and are pictured with their children Jacob & Kati.

Jacob graduated in 2009 from Fort Worth Country Day, and will attend Texas A&M in 2013-2014 for a final year to complete his Master’s degree in Business & Management Information Systems.

Kati graduated from Trinity Valley in 2013, and will attend Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania this fall, enrolled in a pre-med program that culminates with a final year at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.

Rick & Ruth own Story Group Realty, and office at Keller Williams Real Estate Company in Fort Worth.  Rick specializes in land & ranch sales over 100 acres, and Ruth loves residential sales, with a focus on the luxury real estate market.

They enjoy supporting numerous non-profit entities including Catapult Adventures, Hope Farm, Safe Haven of Tarrant County, and Read2Win with FWISD.

The Story Family attends church at Christ the Redeemer, and look forward to many more amazing years in the community of Fort Worth.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Richards Family

Brian Richards and Debbie Allen married three years ago and recently moved from Mansfield to Fort Worth.  Debbie is and educator and artist with three daughters, Aubrey, Sarah and Rachael ranging in age from 23 to 11.  Aubrey, the oldest, is a sales associate for Denitech in Fort Worth, Sarah is a junior at UT Arlington and Rachael will be in the 6th grade at Benbrook Middle School.

Brian is the president of the Fort Worth based engineering company Summit Consultants, Inc. where some of Fort Worth’s most prominent buildings are designed.  If you go through the new Tarrant County College Trinity River East Campus, the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion or the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame the HVAC and electrical systems were designed by Summit Consultants.

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Arnold Family

Mr. Bill Arnold, pictured here with his family, is the recipient of the 2013 prestigious Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for being the most outstanding History Teacher in North Texas. The award was presented to him by Score A Goal in the Classroom on May 14, 2013.

Bill has taught and coached at Fort Worth Country Day School since 1994. His three children are also Falcons: Taylor, Class of 2011; Robert, Class of 2014; Allie, Class of 2018. His wife Debby enjoys substitute teaching and volunteering at the school as well. Bill spent the 2004-05 school year serving his country with the US Marines in Fallujah, Iraq.

The Arnold Family values spending time together outdoors and traveling to various places such as Normandy, France, Ecuador and Cape Cod, MA. Wherever they go, they feel fortunate to call Fort Worth home.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Jameson Family

Bob and Anne Jameson are joined by Simone, Mack and Andi.  Bob has just recently taken the reins as President and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau, after serving 25 years as General Manager at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel

Anne has worked for nearly as many years as Event Coordinator for Jan Simus Events helping people plan weddings, birthdays, corporate events, charity fund raisers and much more.  Simone is a new alumnus of Texas Christian University.  Mack is beginning his college career in the fall as a Red Raider at Texas Tech University.  Andi will begin her Junior year in August in the Upper School at All Saints Episcopal School.  The Jameson family just recently led a team of 40 family members and friends in the LifeGift 2nd Chance 5K/Fun Run honoring the memory of their son and brother, Bradley, and supporting LifeGift’s awareness campaign to recruit organ donors across the State of Texas.

Monday, May 27, 2013

The McConnell Family

Ever wonder about the story behind the Dancing Goat and the Hog Trough Bronzes located in Del Frisco’s? These two bronzes display the name of the Grand Champion Goat and Pig buyers from the Sale of Champions for the last 5 years. The artist is Sharon McConnell, who with no formal training and just a couple of phone calls captured the vision of her clients with these two commissioned bronzes. Sharon and Ronnie, her husband of 38 years, live on their ranch just three miles north of Dublin and have been lifelong supports of the FFA & 4H. 

They share their love of God, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and a passion for horses and the country life. Sharon was the 2013 featured artist at the Trappings of Texas in Alpine for her “Heading to the Pens” bronze. She’s a “wonderment” and her talent has helped increase the amount of money raised at the Sale of Champions each year she and Ronnie have been involved as buyers are proud to have their names associated with such detailed work.  

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Casey Family

Paige and Reagan Casey are pictured with their son, Hayes, at River Crest Country Club.  Reagan serves on the River Crest Board of Directors and is currently the House Committee Chairman. Reagan is also the Chairman of the 2013 and 2014 Crestival, River Crest's premier member guest golf tournament.  An Executive Vice President at Liberty Bank, Reagan is on the Junior Achievement Board of Directors and recently finished a six year term on The Women's Center Board. 

Paige has a design business, specializing in interior and event design.  She most recently began a new business, designing a line of children's clothes called Lila + Hayes with a close friend.  Paige sits on the Baylor All Saints Women's Health Council and frequently works with charitable organizations like The Junior League to partner on special events. Paige is graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and Reagan received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and his MBA from Texas Wesleyan University.  Along with their families, both Paige and Reagan are natives of Fort Worth.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wyatt Blaylock

What happens when a 4H or FFA kid doesn’t have the Grand Champion at the Sale of Champions?  Thanks to the Sponsors, kids such as Wyatt Blaylock still leave with some collage funds. Wyatt is a 13 year old East Central FFA member in San Antonio, who lost his father, Anthony, to brain cancer April 16th, 2012. A devastation of this magnitude could wreck any family, but not Wyatt’s.  His family roots run deeper than bloodline including his “Stock Show Family” pictured left to right, his brother, Weston,  Lorie Kempen, FFA Advisor, Wyatt Blaylock, and his mom, Tara Taylor.  Backing them up are the breeders Ricky Neal and Brian Martin, Caleb Martin, Kylie Patterson and the sponsor, Del Frisco’s, all  helping to reinforcing a basic concept of setting goals, working hard and competing still pays off in this country. That’s what makes the Sale of Champions so special; it’s not just the money.  Wyatt’s 1 of 12-10th Place Steers earned $20,895, as Wyatt’s dream of being an Aggie gets a little closer. The Sale of Champion Sponsors aren’t just buying Grand Champions; they are supporting the Grand Champion Kids of Texas, like Wyatt!

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Bennett Family

The Bennett-Mitchell Family are pictured in the living room of their TCU area home where they’ve lived since coming back to Fort Worth in 2003.  Prior to returning, Michael’s work as an architect took them on a twelve-year adventure to New York, Amsterdam and Berlin where all three children were born. 

Michael Bennett is a partner and CEO of Fort Worth-based architecture and planning firm Bennett Benner Pettit and has been involved in many of the firm’s landmark projects in the area including MOLA at the Fort Worth Zoo, The Woodshed Smokehouse, TCU’s Erma Lowe Hall and the new addition to Sundance Square, currently under construction.  Michael earned his undergraduate degree from TCU and his Master’s at UTA and serves on numerous boards.

Melissa Mitchell is the Interim Director of Development at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and has long been involved with Amphibian Stage Productions and chairs the Fort Worth Commission for Women. Daughters Sophie and Shelby attend Paschal High School while son Sam attends McLean Middle School. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thomas Family

We have all wondered about the family of the wonderful entertainer, B.J. Thomas. The Thomas Family have called DFW home for over 30 years.  They say it has been a great place to live, rear their children and feel lucky that their daughters have married fine young men from our area.

From left to right: Darrell Moore, Erin Moore, BJ Thomas, Gloria Thomas, Nora Cloud, Mark Cloud.

Front Row: Ruby Moore, Keira Cloud, Paige Parker, Nadia Cloud, and David Parker.  A new edition not pictured is Billy Joe Thomas Moore.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Faidley Family

Paul & Ann Faidley pictured with their children, Geneva & Brandon, in their home in Mansfield. Paul is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and has been a Registered Representative with Lifetime Strategies Group, member of John Hancock Financial Network since 1996. His business assists clients with Life Insurance, Annuities, Long-Term Care Insurance and Medicare planning. Paul is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve. He is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and now serves as a Command & General Staff Officers Course instructor teaching junior field grade officers to function effectively at the Strategic & Operational level. Paul is a native of Ft. Worth and received his Bachelor's Degree and Army Commission thru UTA. Ann hails from Long Island, NY. She is a graduate of State University of New York in Cortland, NY. Ann moved to Texas in 1989. She is a licensed Social Worker and has worked with Tarrant County since 1995.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Schuster Family

Stuart and Ricki Schuster are featured with their children and their families.  They all reside in Fort Worth and continue to be proud supporters of TCU. 

Stuart Schuster, owner of Marvin Electronics Company, Fort Worth's oldest independent electronics stores, decided to close after 65 years in business.  Marvin Electronics was founded by Stuart's father, Marvin, in 1947.  Stuart and Ricki wanted to spend more time with their grandchildren and get more involved with the family's commercial real estate holdings and opened Redeye Management.

Son, Scott Schuster and wife Sara are seated with Scott’s daughters, Sadie (9) and Scarlett (7).  Scott, owner of Medical and Orthopedic Technologies, based in Fort Worth, has been in business since 2007.  His wife, Sara, is the Director of Operations at Medical and Orthopedic Technologies.

Daughter, Melinda Hahn and husband Chris are standing with their daughter, Taylor (10) and son, Reid (7).  Melinda works with her family at Redeye Management.  Chris works at Martin Sprocket and Gear, based in Arlington.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Kirkpatrick Family

Jared and Sonia Kirkpatrick are pictured with their children, Megan, Katherine & Abigail.

Jared is a University of Texas at Dallas graduate with a degree in Management and Sonia a graduate of Texas Tech University with an Accounting degree and an MBA in Global Business from University of Dallas. Jared is a National Sales Manager for Miro Industries and Sonia is the President & CEO of PediaPlex.

Jared and Sonia noticed their oldest daughter was behind developmentally when compared to her siblings. Sonia set out to find why her daughter was insensitive to pain, lacked motor-skill dexterity, was inattentive, and could not interact socially with other children. After thousands of miles traveled and countless appointments with pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists, she finally received a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome.

From this highly personal journey, Sonia developed a vision for a clinic where a child could be evaluated, diagnosed and treated by a multidisciplinary team of professionals in a single location. This is how the concept was born to create PediaPlex.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Wallace Family

Pictured here are Sarah and Ben Wallace with their children Maggie and Bay.  Included in the picture is the families beloved Boykin Spaniel Rags, and the first “black dog” June.

Ben and Sarah have been married for 10 years, are Ft. Worth natives, and TCU graduates.  Between children’s activities and weekends at their family ranch, they dedicate time to building values of God and family that they strive to instill in their children and their community.

Ben is one of the founders and current chair of The Black Dog Charity that is being held on March 22nd and 23rd.  The Black Dog was initially established to help support Ashley Dike Baganz and her battle with Leukemia.  Now, in the third year of the event, it has evolved into an annual fundraiser for LLS and the Neuroblastoma Research at Cook Children’s. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Baganz, Dike, and Goff Families

The Baganz, Dike, and Goff families are Fort Worth natives. Featured here from left to right are Jason, Taggart, Blake, and Ashley Baganz; Barbara and David Dike; Chandler, Annie, Wells, Knox, and Brent Dike; Evan, Greyland, Jason, and Wendy Goff. 

The family manages to spend time together even with their busy schedules. Jason Baganz is employed at Morrison Supply Company in Fort Worth, David works in commercial real estate, Brent is employed at Hillwood Development, Jason Goff works for Ideal Landscaping, Ashley teaches kindergarten, Barbara is a flight attendant for American Airlines, Annie does interior design, and Wendy works at Joe T Garcias. 

In August 2007 their strong family got even stronger when Barbara and David's youngest daughter Ashley was diagnosed with leukemia.  Over the last 6 years Ashley has had three bone marrow transplants.  Her first donor was brother Brent and the next two transplants came from sister Wendy.  In 2011 Ashley was preparing for her third transplant when a group of close friends Ben Wallace, Brian Griggs, John George, Harvey Mueller, and Josh Harbuck band together and created Black Dog Charity to help Ashley and people like her. On March 22 and 23, 2013 Black Dog is going to having their third annual event which will benefit Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Neuroblastoma.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Schmeltekopf Family

Pictured here are Jeff and Judy Schmeltekopf along with their family. Jeff is Owner/Partner at Dean, Jacobson Financial Services, A Registered Investment Advisor, where he specializes in wealth management and investments.
Judy is actively involved with volunteer and charitable endeavors, as well as handling the internal accounting duties for Jeff’s firm. Jeff is on the Board of Trustees for Baylor All Saints Medical Center and on the Board of Directors for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, and is Chair of the Baylor Business Network of Fort Worth.

Their children are Emily Nichols and her husband Robert (both TCU grads), Eric (a senior at Baylor), Charly (a sophomore at Baylor), and Ellie (a freshman at Baylor). Their first grandchild, Jeffrey Davis Nichols, is due to arrive in March.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Wiseman Family

Karen and Richard Wiseman are both proud graduates of TCU - Karen having received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance, while Richard earned a BBA before attending law school at the University of Texas. Karen is a Certified Treasury Professional and Vice President of Cash Operations for First American Payment Systems, and her great, great, great grandmother, Mary Overton, was among the first 100 settlers to Fort Worth. Richard has worked his entire legal career at Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell, which is celebrating its 90th birthday in Fort Worth. After earning a scholarship as a walk on to the freshman football team, Richard has given back to TCU by serving as Chair of the Fort Worth Alumni Association, President of the TCU Lettermen’s Association, Chair of the Clark Society, and a Board Member of the National Alumni Association. Both attend Christ Chapel Bible Church, where Karen serves on the Board of Common Ground, a non-profit organization committed to providing personal, professional and spiritual resources for the working women of Fort Worth.

Richard has two sons, Todd Wiseman and Dr. Richard “Cully” Wiseman, both graduates of Fort Worth Country Day School. Todd earned English and Film degrees from USC, and now works for the Texas Tribune in Austin as its Multi-Media Producer. Dr. Wiseman received a Neuroscience degree from Vanderbilt and his medical degree from the University of Texas School at Galveston. Cully completes his general surgery residency in Seattle, Washington next June, when he begins a Fellowship in Minimal Invasive Surgery at the Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Wiseman’s fiancĂ©, Maureen Broderick, is a counselor at Open Window School in Seattle, Washington, after earning her Early Childhood Education degree from Texas State and her master’s degree in counseling from North Texas.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Ringnald Family

Scott and Mindy Ringnald with daughter Rachel, son Reece and future son-in -law Chip Miner. Guarddogs Rifle, Gunner, Baby, Sugar and Gidget are also featured. Scott and Mindy are both graduates of TCU.

Scott as founder of Associated group Brokerage, and Benefitport Southwest has traded in his 30 year insurance career for Ringnald Ranch L.P. a cattle, water and grassland operation and Ringco Inc. a realestate investment company. Current projects include restorations of the 1860's "man" house and 1904 J.H. Wright house both in Mansfield Texas.

Mindy runs the show and keeps tennis as a primary activity. Reece is a junior at Paschal H.S., founder of the Young Libertarians club and is a three year tennis letterman. Rachel is earning her masters in special education at TCU, and is working at Starpoint. Chip is owner of Miner Properties.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Day Family

Dan and Jenni Day met on a blind date 13 years ago, they had a mutual friend that just knew they'd be perfect for eachother! Both consider themselves the lucky one!

Jenni is originally from Dallas and Dan is from Arlington. They moved out to Parker County 10 years ago to live their dream life away from the busy city. Hence, Day Dreams Ranch was born.

Dan's main business is a 41 year old distribution company, as well as several other businesses varying from import/export to real estate. He enjoys fishing, golfing, traveling and Harley riding as well as utilizing his culinary skills at the Ranch with his personally-designed grill and outdoor pizza oven. 

Jenni is active in animal rescue, mainly dogs and horses. She is on the board of directors of Parker County Pets Alive, a non-profit animal rescue and a member of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. She also has shown her American Paint horses and Quarter Horses. Riding, traveling and entertaining are her favorite activities.

Dan and Jenni have personally rescued many horses and dogs themselves, some becoming lifelong family members and some finding their forever home elsewhere.

Their ranch is a busy place, entertaining family and friends in the Pavilion or providing a safe haven for that abused or neglected animal to call home. 

Pictured: Dan and Jenni Day (at the ranch) with Rhet and Jet (two of their APHA horses)

Monday, January 21, 2013

The McEntire Family

Matt and Julie McEntire are pictured here with their son, William Wells, and their granddaughter, Olivia Wells.

Matt McEntire is the owner of Blarney Stone Enterprises, Inc. and Shamrock Corner Holdings, LLC.  He has constructed and operated numerous Irish Pubs in the City of Fort Worth and is now working on his latest venture, Matt's Pub, in the building he owns at 700 Carroll Street.  He is active in the community serving as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Odyssey Hospice.  Matt was born and raised in Longford, Ireland.

Julie McEntire is an attorney at the Law Office of Julia McEntire located on Carroll Street. She practices mainly Family Law and is branching out into Mediation. She is also a Nurse Anesthetist and a Tax Professional. 

William Wells is the owner of Poag Mahone's Irish Pub, following in the family tradition.  He is also a musician with two local bands, Vorvron and One Fingered Fist.  They play many different venues in the Metroplex.

 Olivia Wells is a sophomore at Arlington Heights High School  She has been very active in Casa Manana productions and Camp since 2006 and was cast in several lead roles over the years.  She is currently in the production of "Anatomy of Grey" at Arlington Heights. 

 The family enjoys traveling, especially to New York City, London, Rome and Dublin. They live on Fossil Creek Golf Course. They are members of St. John the Apostle Catholic Community.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Mayse Family

Robbie and Kim Mayse married in July 1982 and raised five children, Rachael, Rustin, Justin, Misty and Melody. Robbie ran several areas businesses ranging from new construction, land development to bull riding and racing. This family loves to have fun!!!

Robbie and Kim originated Kennedale Plumbing in 1985, then purchased Mansfield Plumbing in 1988, which was the Original Plumbing Company in Mansfield dating back to 1950. This led to the beginning of Kennedale Mansfield Plumbing.
The Mayse Family take great pride in their business and each member of the family plays an integral part in its success. Robbie stays involved in every aspect of KMP and oversees the operations of services KMP provides their customers. Rachael is KMP’s CFO and handles all of the financials as well as maintaining structure throughout the company. Rustin coordinates the commercial side of KMP and plays an integral part in developing new strategies and ensuring all work is being handled with the most up-to-date technology. 

The responsibilities of each member of the Mayse Family go much further than what is mentioned, as each member comes together not only as a family, but as a business owner with a great determination for success. The presence of pride is felt throughout The Mayse and Kennedale Mansfield Plumbing Family and is currently going through another growing phase… family and business!