Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Whitten Family!

Mitch Whitten and Kristin Sullivan moved to Fort Worth after graduating from SMU and landing their first jobs at the Star-Telegram.
He grew up near Houston, she in Arlington. After college, they fell in love with Fort Worth.
Their wedding and reception were held in the Near Southside, back when the neighborhood’s renaissance was just getting started.
They are pictured at Stir Crazy Baked Goods, one of their favorite spots on Magnolia Avenue. They live nearby and are passionate about the neighborhoods, schools, local businesses, their church and their many friends in the area.
Mitch is vice president of marketing for the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. Kristin is associate vice president for communications at The University of Texas at Arlington.
In addition to volunteering around their neighborhood, Mitch serves on the board of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival and Kristin is a board member of The Cliburn.
They are often found at ballparks and soccer fields with sons John and Scott, and love spending time exploring many different areas of Fort Worth for live music, restaurants and the arts

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Olson Family!

Gary and Cindy Olson are pictured with their daughter Shannon, her husband Scott, and their daughters Skylar and Sarah. Cindy is an interior design professional with a degree from TCU, where her father was the assistant to the chancellor for many years. Cindy heads up her own design firm, Olson Interiors.
Gary attended Texas Tech University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After college, Gary served in the U.S. Army as a combat infantry officer, and served a one year tour in Vietnam. In 1984 Gary started Silver West Limousine Service. Gary is a past President of the DFW Limousine Association and currently serves as Vice President.
Shannon and Scott and their daughters, Skylar and Sarah live in Keller. Shannon and Scott are both graduates of the University of Oklahoma, where they met. Shannon was a member of the Women’s’ Gymnastics Team at OU. Scott is a pilot for Southwest Airlines and is a member of their safety board.
The family enjoys traveling, golf, Sarah’s choir and music recitals, Skylar’s soccer games, family outings, sporting events and all the amenities of Fort Worth.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Gottlich Family!

Robert Gottlich and Christine are both
native Texans, born and raised in Fort
Worth. Robert just opened the newest
branch of Happy State Bank in Fort Worth
as Market President. He is a member of the
Fort Worth Air Power Council/Foundation the
nation’s oldest military support organization
and supporter of the Fort Worth Christian
Prayer Breakfast. Christine is a graduate
of Texas Christian University. She teaches
secondary Social Studies and English Language
Arts to deaf and hard of hearing students in
Birdville ISD. They enjoy spending time in the
company of good friends and family, spoiling
their 4 dogs, and watching TCU football.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Cook Family

David Cook was born and raised in Mansfield, Texas. To David, Mansfield means family and holds many memories so it was only fitting for him to run for Mayor in 2008. He was elected and continues to serve as Mayor of Mansfield to this day.                                                                                                                   David attended Stephen F. Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration in 1992. After graduation, he returned to Mansfield to attend Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. David received his Juris Doctor in 1996. During his studies, he became a Law Clerk and Legislative Aide for Senator Chris Harris. Following his graduation from law school, he became an associate attorney for Senator Chris Harris. In 2004, David and Chris partnered to form Harris Cook, LLP. David is now the Managing Partner and has expanded the practice to three locations.

Tonya Cook is a school counselor for Mansfield Independent School District. She completed her undergraduate at the University of North Texas with a major in Sociology and a minor in Behavioral Psychology. She continued her studies at Dallas Baptist University, where she earned her Masters of Education School Counseling. When Tonya is not guiding her students, she is active in her community. She and David founded Andersen, Cook & Harris Christmas Project. In addition to running the Christmas Project, she is also involved in Mansfield Cares, Salvation Army and various other organizations and committees.

Tonya and David attend Walnut Ridge Baptist Church where they both serve in the Preschool Ministry. They have four children: Stefan, Blake, Cecilee and Christian. Stefan and Blake have graduated college and recently married; Cecilee is in her third year at Texas A&M University and Christian is in his first year at the University of Oklahoma. David and Tonya have two Australian Shepherds, Sophie and Phoebe.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Beavers Family

Christopher Beavers (29) moved to Fort Worth in 2010 after graduating Harvard College and receiving his MBA from Texas A&M University to work for Merrill Lynch. He is currently a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor. Christopher is the youngest and quickest million dollar producer in the firm and as fare as we know, the only son-father team to date at Merrill Lynch.

Emma Beavers (27) the newest edition to the Beavers Family is Christopher's wife and a four year veteran of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from TCU and Masters of Arts in Dance Education at TWU and is currently teaching dance in the fine arts department at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth.

Early this year, Matthew Beavers, Tax CPA for 33 years, sold his practice of 30 years in Corpus Christi to take a managing and advisory position on Christopher's Wealth Management Team. A 1981 graduate of Texas A&M University he is so pleased to reside in the same area as his children once again.

Pamela Beavers, receiving her BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M in 1992 spends most of her time caring for the family and working as a personal assistant on a part-time basis.

Kayla Beavers (25) soon followed in 2013 receiving her undergraduate and Master's Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She is currently a Tax CPA working for Ernst & Young in Fort Worth.

The close knit family enjoys traveling together and gathering each week for homemade family dinners.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Hanna Family

Robert Ulysses Hanna, 91, a World War II Navy veteran served during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the fleet actions at the Battles of the Coral Sea and of Midway Island. Discharged after the war as a Chief Petty Officer, he returned to Fort Worth and married his wife, Patricia Ann Goodman. Their marriage spanned sixty-two years until Patricia’s death in March 2014.

Stanley M. Hanna is shown with Valerie, his wife. Dr. Bill Hanna, DDS, is pictured with his wife, Donna. Robert Hanna is shown with his daughter, Dorothy Ellen Hanna and Mr. Hanna’s third son, Thomas Hanna and his wife, Connie are also shown.

Robert Hanna established his own Insurance Agency and had a successful career in sales. He is loved by his children, his fourteen grandchildren and his nineteen great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Morris Family

The Morris family began when Matt & Sarah met during college in Abilene.  Life after undergraduate studies resulted in 4 years apart as Sarah pursued her lifelong dream in Dental School at the University of Texas in San Antonio.  Matt however returned to Fort Worth where he simultaneously obtained his MBA from TCU, and began his career selling insurance for GUS BATES in 2002.  He still remembers the many $49 flights on Southwest Airlines to visit Sarah most weekends while they were apart.  The long-distance relationship brought them much closer together in the long run, and the two were married in June of 2006 in McKinney, TX.

With Sarah from Princeton, TX and Matt from Aledo, the two have found their niche in Dentistry and Insurance and they currently reside in Aledo.  They have two beautiful daughters Lillian Grace and Hannah Joy, full of energy and life. Matt & Sarah feel very Blessed to call Fort Worth home, noting the many friends and co-workers they've grown to love and the sense of community around them.  They are active members of Christ Chapel's west campus and their Faith is the cornerstone of their lives.  Both oversee growing, vibrant businesses and while every day is a challenge to fit it all in, they wouldn't have it any other way.  In their spare time they enjoy outdoor activities with their family, traveling when possible, and reading.