Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Caddell Family

Angela & Leith are shown here with their son, Alex. Angela & Leith have lived DFW their whole lives, both of them grew up in the North Dallas area and moved to Fort Worth later in life. Angela is a TCU Graduate with a Masters in Business. She specializes in marketing, and has worked for BNSF since graduation. She is currently thier Vice President of Industrial Products. Leith currently works a family owned graphics and design business, Arthur Martinez Graphics, based here in DFW in sales and marketing. Alex is 12 years old, attends Liberty Christian in Argyle and loves sports.
The Caddell family loves the great outdoors and loves to travel in their spare time. Their favorite charities are ACH in Fort Worth, Boys & Girls Club, United Way, and Grace of Grapevine. Angela currently serves on the board of ACH in Fort Worth.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Gregory Family

Nancy and Todd Gregory, pictured with their daughter Elyssa and son Zack, moved to Fort Worth in 2005 continuing their financial service careers. Elyssa currently participates in the programs of High Point Village and Zack is pursuing his degree at Texas Tech University. In 2016, Todd, with his business partner Scott Billings founded BlackEyed Distilling Company near downtown Fort Worth. Their signature award winning product, BLK EYE Vodka, is the only vodka in the world made with black-eyed peas and is one of the few grain to glass 100% Texas made vodkas. Todd is active in the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, serving on the Agricultural Development Committee, and Cook’s Children’s ETM program. Nancy is a member of Jewel Charity, Cook’s Children’s ETM program and is a Junior League Sustainer. She is a graduate of Southwestern University. Nancy’s interests include travel, movies and avid football and golf watching. Todd enjoys cheering for his alma mater Texas Tech University and his local favorite TCU. When not selling vodka he enjoys golf, hunting, sports watching and joining Nancy engaging with friends and family.

The Kenny Family

Jeff and Shannon Kenny, shown here with their 3 children have been married for 14 years and reside in Hurst. Jeff owns Architectural Fabrication here in Fort Worth and was a recipient of the FWBP 40 under 40 award earlier this year. His passion for growing his company with the right culture has led to three years in a row on the INC 5000 list of fastest growing companies. Earlier this year he was also awarded his first patent. None of this success could have been achieved without his beautiful wife Shannon who enjoys success of her own as the leader of an underwriting team at a bank in Dallas (we won’t hold that against her) where she is about to celebrate 20 years. Shannon still finds time to be the PTA treasurer, coach soccer, and be a wonderful full-time mom.
You can find the Kenny’s with their 3 kids Emma 11, Audrey, 7, and Hunter 4 leading full lives with dance, soccer, music, school work, and enjoying the great Texas outdoors.

The Saunders Family

Tom & Ann Saunders are shown here with their kids, Thomas B. Saunders the 5th and wife Lynn with their children Madalynn & Leslie Ann, Ann Catherine Williams & her husband Perry and their son Jordan, Amy Haydon and her husband Joel and their daughters Mamie Cate and Caroline, and their dog Buddy. Tom B, recently deceased, is survived by his wife Anne. She remains living on the ranch in Parker County in Weatherford, Texas and are a 4th generation ranching family. Their son, Thomas, is now operating the ranch as the 5th generation. Tom B. Saunders the first was the first cattle broker in the Fort Worth Stockyards, and has a park in the Stockyards named for him, which is located under and behind Exchange Street. All of Tom and Ann’s children remain involved in Saunder’s Ranch in some way, and maintain a proud family tradition that has become a valued part of Fort Worth culture. The grandkids are following also in their parents footsteps in ranching and agriculture. The Saunders family is avidly involved in the Doss Heritage Center in Weatherford, Texas. Tom B. started the Log Cabin project, that maintains log cabins in the Heritage Center that represents the original founding of Parker County and help modern day Fort Worth visitors learn about our area’s heritage.   

The Fiesta Family

Matt and Jessica met nine years ago while out with friends in Uptown Dallas. They hit it off immediately and married the following year. Their son, Luke, was born in Dallas while Matt completed fellowship at UTSW. The Fiestas moved from Dallas to gorgeous Monticello where they soon welcomed their daughter, Olivia. They have now called Fort Worth home for over two years.
Jessica is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and works at Legacy Heart Care evaluating and managing heart disease patients through EECP therapy. Previously, Jessica worked in
neurology with a focus on migraine and headache.
Matt is an Interventional Neuroradiologist at Radiology Associates of North Texas and focuses on the treatment of brain aneurysms, stroke, and several other vascular abnormalities of the head and neck. He has spent the past two years helping improve stroke awareness and patient outcomes in Fort Worth.
Matt and Jessica love to travel, spend time with family and friends, play tennis, and most of all, they love their new city of Fort Worth, Texas.

The Houston Family

Mark and Renee Houston are featured here with their family, Rusty, Katlelyn, Leah and Chris, Zaylen, Abel, Quinton and Dusti, and Travis III. Mark is the owner president of Lone Star Electric here in Fort Worth. Lone Star Electric is a specialty contractor that deals with many different types of electrical projects.

The Brender Family

Art and Lynda Brender, both University of Texas at Austin graduates, moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1973. Art had completed service in the U.S. Navy and having finished law school, was hired by renowned Fort Worth civil rights lawyer Don Gladden. Lynda, a microbiologist, soon went to work at Doctors Community Hospital in Hurst. In 1977, Art formed his own law firm, now The Brender Law Firm. The firm is located at 600 Eighth Ave. where Art and Lynda restored a 1907 residence and two other homes in the same, all three having been constructed by renowned architects, Sanguinet and Staats. Winfield Scott, rancher and developer, lived at one of the homes before purchasing Thistle Hill. In 2014, Art was joined by his son, John Brender, a University of Texas at Austin undergraduate and Baylor Law School graduate, who served six years as an Assistant District Attorney/Felony Prosecutor in Dallas. The Brender Law Firm handles personal injury and product liability cases, criminal defense, and complex litigation, including class actions and civil rights cases. Art and Lynda’s family consists of Sarah Blankenship, Project Manager for Advanced Micro Devices; her husband, Patrick, Austin Community College (both University of Texas at Austin graduates); and their three daughters, Molly (18), Ellie (17), and Grace (12); Dr. Erin Brender, an internal medicine doctor at Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford, Oregon; her husband, Dr. Mujahid Rivzi, an oncologist; and their sons, Sullay (12) and Rayan (9); and John and his wife, Brittyn, also an attorney; and their children, Bobby (4) and Bailey (2). The Brenders are active in their community, including the Democratic Party where Art was a former County Chairman and Lynda a precinct chair for 30 years. The Beto O’Rourke campaign is currently headquartered in their restored home on the 600 block of Eighth Ave.

The Pham Family

Dr. Chau N Pham is pictured here with her husband Frank and their two children. Doctor Pham has been practicing medicine for over 23 years and was recently was awarded The Patients Choice award which reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients. Her specialties include Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

The Barton Family

David Barton heads WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious, and constitutional heritage. David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library-museum of tens of thousands of original writings, documents, and artifacts from early America.
David and his wife Cheryl reside in Aledo, Texas, they have three grown, married children (Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen), and three grandchildren.

The Gallagher & Sisson Family

Joe and Lane Gallagher, pictured with their kids, have been married for five years. Originally from New Jersey, Lane lived in several states before moving to Texas in 1997. Joe is a native of Fort Worth and graduate of Texas Christian University. Lane Graduated from Colorado State University, loves Texas, but really misses the mountains and snow.
Joe is Deputy General Counsel at Cook Children’s Health Care System. He serves on the Board of Trinity Valley School, is a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate and enjoys rooting for the Frogs. Lane is Local Business Manager for Blue Zones Project Fort Worth and is passionate about building the partnerships needed to improve community health in Fort Worth. She enjoys volunteering through University Christian Church, Tarrant Area Food bank, and takes advantage of the great Fort Worth running community.
Their passions include keeping up with their kids and all of their activities, family trips, and hosting family gatherings at their home. Megan recently graduated from TCU and will receive her masters in accounting in May 2019. Taylor will graduate from California Polytechnic with a degree in civil engineering in May of 2019. Allie is studying nursing and is a sophomore at University of South Carolina. Morgan is a senior at Trinity Valley School and very involved with sports and school activities. Kit is a senior at Paschal and loves playing Panther baseball. Michaelis an 8th grader at Trinity Valley School and loves playing and watching sports.

The Wilcox Family

Kathy and Scott Wilcox grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas where Kathy graduated from Midwestern State University. Scott graduated from TCU and is a CPA currently serving as the COO and CFO of The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Both are active in their church (Arborlawn United Methodist), TCU activities and their children’s lives. Pictured with them are Ryan (TCU ‘08); Rachel (Porter, TAMU ‘14) and Travis Porter (TAMU ‘12). Not pictured are their two basset hounds, Bentley and Ruby. Both Kathy and Scott consider themselves blessed to be surrounded by friends and by having their kids living nearby.

The Ambrose Family

Patti and Jody Ambrose are proud to call Fort Worth their home and so are three of their four children. They consider themselves very blessed that all six of their grandchildren reside within minutes of their home.
Patti and Jody are both graduates of TCU. Jody also holds his law degree and MBA from SMU. He is in business with his son J.D. investing in multi-family housing. His son-in-law Whit also works with Jody in the fast-food industry. Like Jody, their son Drew and son-in-law Brian are also attorneys with Drew residing in Indianapolis.
Their daughters Elizabeth and Katherine are busy as stay-at-home moms raising their families.
Besides spending time with their family, Patti and Jody are active members of Christ Chapel Bible Church and several other Christian and civic organizations.

The Robertson Family

Kristina and Joshua Robertson , pictured with son’s Jack, James, and Jude. The couple will be celebrating ten years of marriage in July and live in the heart of Fort Worth in the Mistletoe Heights neighborhood. Kristina grew up in Fort Worth, while Josh grew up just 23 miles West in Weatherford, TX. The two met and were the best of friends at their alma mater Texas Tech University. Right out of college, Josh launched a hospice focused medical equipment business which initiated the launch of a local 501c3 Project 4031. The Robertson’s have poured their life into the cause, serving terminally ill children and adults with basic needs, fulfilling dreams, and also send equipment/supplies to international hospice organizations. They both spend a lot of time with the organization as board members and our proud to financially support the organization. Kristina is more hands on, working with the organization to raise awareness, build relationships with private foundations, and write grants.
Josh is involved in a few family companies GrowCo Capital, Teleos Marketing, and Honey Hollow Ranch. A majority of his time is spent at Teleos Marketing, helping companies drive goals through marketing and sales initiatives.
The boys are extremely active and love all things outdoors, from baseball to bikes; horses at the ranch; or playing in the Tree House. As a family, they are active members and volunteers at Christ Chapel. Josh and Kristina are passionate about other organizations in the community - Cook Children’s and Reel Recovery. Kristina is an active member of the Junior League of Fort Worth and a 2018 graduate of Leadership Fort Worth; while Josh is a proud member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate and Downtown Fort Worth Rotary.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Cole Family

Patricia Cole, pictured here with her son, Patrick (33) and daughter, Abrianna (14) has resided in southwest Tarrant County for over 22 years. Patricia is an attorney and shareholder at Decker Jones law firm where she practices probate, guardianship, mental health and civil litigation, while campaigning to be Probate Judge.
Patricia was named a “Woman of Influence” by the Fort Worth Business Press in 2011 for her dedication to helping women and children. She is very involved in the community, serving a variety of charitable organizations including Lena Pope and Big Brothers Big Sisters and she has been a member of the Fort Worth Republican Women since 2009.
Patricia’s pride and joys are her children. Patrick graduated from Southwest High School (‘02), attended Texas Tech University and now owns and manages P2 Computer Services. Abrianna attends school in west Fort Worth, aspires to be a Chef and competed on Chopped Jr. last fall.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Allen Family

Cameron and Brooke Allen, pictured with their daughter, have been married for 7 years and reside in Fort Worth. Both are native Texans with Brooke growing up here in Fort Worth. As a family, they love playing games together and participating in sports. Currently, Brooke coaches her daughter’s basketball team, and Cameron is teaching their daughter archery!
Brooke is Judge of Probate Court No. 2 and was appointed by the County Commissioners in 2016. She is on the ballot in both the primary and general election this year. Prior to taking the bench, Brooke consistently received recognition as a litigation “Top Attorney.” Cameron is a detective with a local law enforcement agency. For his service, he has been honored with the “Meritorious Conduct Award.”
Together, the Allens stay busy with family and school activities, volunteering for charitable organizations, work, and of course, politics.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Milliken Family

Chuck and Dana Milliken have been happily married for 31 years and are photographed here with their three wonderful sons, Grant, Chris, & Garrett, and beautiful daughter-in-law, Emily.
Chuck has been an attorney with Decker Jones, P.C. for the past 34 years. Dana is a homemaker and community volunteer. She devotes a lot of her time to Catholic Charities, Meals on Wheels, and their church, Holy Family Catholic Church where they are active members. Both Dana and Chuck support and promote Catholic Charities Fort Worth, where Chuck has also served in various volunteer leadership roles. Some of his activities include serving on the finance committee, endowment board, and the campaign cabinet. Dana has volunteered with several of their programs and projects including Future Servant Leaders and the Gabriel Project.
Chuck and Dana’s sons all live and work in Fort Worth. Chris works in mergers and acquisitions at Western Commerce Group while his wife, Emily, is a Customer Account Manager with Frito Lay. Garrett is a Senior Manager at PMG digital advertising firm. Grant works for Catholic Charities as a lead youth intervention specialist in the Assessment Center.
In addition to spending time with their family, Chuck and Dana are avid Texas Ranger fans and love to hike and travel.

The Scribner Family

Kent and Suleyka Scribner equate Fort Worth with family. They relocated here from Arizona two years ago when Kent was named Fort Worth ISD superintendent. The move brought them closer to Kent’s parents - retired UT-Austin professor Dr. Jay D. Scribner and Texas State University professor emeritus Dr. Alicia Paredes Scribner.
This family of educators - Suleyka is also a teacher - settled into Fort Worth easily. They credit the congeniality of the people of this city for making them feel right at home.
Suleyka and Kent are also Fort Worth ISD parents. The youngest of their four children attends Westcliff Elementary. The Scribners enjoy attending McKinney Bible Church and fellowship with the community.
Kent appreciates the “can-do” spirit of the city, especially when it comes to education. Along with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose, he is collaboratively leading a community-wide effort to have all third-graders reading above grade level by 2025.

The Bates Family

The Bates are richly blessed to have the “Fab Five,” Dan, Shelli, Whitney, Faith and Danny, double into the “Terrific Ten.” Whitney married the Honorable Dax Johnson and they are in grandparents-in-training with Dax II, the favorite grandson. Faith married Dr. Joe Pallone and they are in grandparent pledge ship with Gianna Bella and Gabriella Grace, the granddaughters of “Pops” and “Boogie.” Danny will no doubt carry on the Bates family name in due time.
Dan has lawyered for food with Decker Jones for forty years while Shelli has worked at Lockheed Martin since raising their kids. Whitney provides children speech therapy with her Masters in Speech Pathology. Dax works at Apex Capital taking it to new levels of success. A Registered Nurse, Faith takes good care of her patients while Dr. Joe teaches medical residents in obstetrics and gynecology. Danny is an actor and musician living Austin while the rest of the family live in greater Fort Worth.
Except the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain that build it. The Bates have faith in their Builder.

The Mayes Family

Les and Lisa Mayes moved to Fort Worth in 2009, when they bought their veterinary practice South Meadow Animal Clinic. Both grew up in New Mexico and went to college at South Plains College in Levelland, TX, on livestock judging scholarships. After leaving South Plains they went on to further their education at Texas Tech University. After Les received his B.S. in Animal Science he went on to study veterinary medicine at Colorado State University where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. They both love animals and have spent all of their lives in the agricultural industries. They have three children and as a family they love to spend their extra time showing livestock through FFA and 4-H.
Blaze is 15 and is a sophomore, he loves showing and Football. Blaze is a member of the Aledo Bearcat Football team and loves every minute that he gets to spend with the guys and the team. He would live at the football field if we would let him. He shows goats, lambs and his steer this year is Frogs. Frogs named after TCU Blaze is an avid fan.
Stran is 11 and in the 5th grade. He like spending his time building Lego’s and has become very good at it. Stran also enjoys showing and he shows goats, lambs and his first pig this year.
Aubrey is our baby girl, she is 9 and in the 4th grade. Aubrey loves life and is a very busy girl. She likes spending as much time as she can at the vet clinic helping her dad. She loves any kind of animal and has her own mini schnauzer. Aubrey spends her time playing with her American girl dolls and showing, she shows both goats and lambs.

The Bobo Family

Matthew and Tracie met at Texas A & M and have been happily married for over 20 years. They have been blessed with two amazing children, Grace and Jackson. Grace is a freshman at Fort Worth Country Day and is an accomplished young painter. Jackson is an eighth grader at Saint Andrew Catholic School and loves to play golf. Their family is rounded out by the pack of German Shepherds that patrol their home, Gunner, Max and Titan.
Matthew founded the Law Office of Matthew Bobo, PLLC and handles a broad range of civil litigation matters, including business and commercial litigation; serious personal injury and wrongful death; employment litigation; and business and corporate governance. Tracie runs and manages the law firm operations and runs and manages the family. In addition, she recently started selling art through her business Tracie Bobo Fine Art, LLC.
The Bobo’s enjoy all things Texas A & M, traveling, and cooking together. When apart the boys golf, fish, and hunt while the girls draw, paint and create.