Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Bowden Family

Don Bowden - Retired to Volunteer at Victory

Don was born in Fort Worth, graduated from Paschal High and TCU. His career in the restaurant business spanned over 50 years, founding Pancho’s (1966), Dos Gringos Inc. (1972), Mercado Juarez (1982).

After developing a high pressure process for food, Don founded Wholly Guacamole and built processing plants in Mexico, Peru and Chile. The business was sold in November 2014, and now Don leads the charge to promote Victory Therapy Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Equine Facilitated Program.

VTC serves physical, cognitive and emotional needs of individuals, creating hope and healing regardless of their ability to pay.

Through Therapeutic Riding, Physical Therapy and Counseling, Victory has seen children take their first steps, or speak for the first time after sessions with horses.

Don assisted in starting services for Cook Childrens' Hospital and continues to work securing funds for the Horses For Heroes program, an invaluable service allowing Military Personnel a safe place to address their needs with Licensed Counselors in peaceful horse pastures.

(Photo Caption- Don and Linda Bowden with their children Donna Winborn and Clay Bowden)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Moore Family

The Moore Family has called Fort Worth home for the past 13 years. Shannon graduated from Texas Tech and grew up in Abilene. Her grandfather was a long time federal judge in Fort Worth and she fell in love with this great city at an early age.

Michael grew up in Dripping Springs and after graduating from The University of Texas, he met Shannon during a Tech/Texas football game in Austin. He also realized what a phenomenal place Fort Worth would be to raise a family and conduct business.

Michael and Shannon have been married for 11 years and have two beautiful daughters Berkeley and Layla. Both girls attend Trinity Valley School where Shannon is an assistant teacher. Michael established and runs the Property and Casualty division for Gus Bates Insurance & Investments.

He enjoys working for a company that is locally owned and operated, with strong family values and is committed to giving back to the community. We feel very blessed to call Fort Worth home.

The Scobee Family

Maj. Gen. Richard Scobee graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1986. A year later, he earned his pilot wings as a distinguished graduate of Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training. He has served as an F-16 instructor pilot both domestically and overseas in Germany, South Korea and Egypt. He deployed as Commander of the 506th Air Expeditionary Group, Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq, in 2008. He has commanded at the Squadron, Group, Wing (Twice) and numbered Air Force levels.

Today, Gen. Scobee serves as the 10th Air Force commander, an Air Force Reserve numbered Air Force unit located at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. His command includes more than 17,000 personnel operating in fighter, bomber, special operations, rescue, airborne warning and control, fighter and bomber flying-training missions, combat air operations battle staff, remotely-piloted aircraft, space and cyber units.

Richard and his wife Janis moved to Fort Worth, Texas, for the first time in 2009, where he served as commander of the 301st Fighter Wing, an Air Force Reserve F-16 unit located on the same installation. Since their return to Fort Worth a year ago, the Scobees have been actively involved in organizations to include volunteering with the Challenger Learning Center, BSA Troop 326, and supporting military families with deployments.

When Gen. Scobee is not traveling to visit one of his 17 units across the nation, he enjoys working on old cars and spending time with his family.  

The Campbell Family

Deniese and Charlie Campbell have made faith, family and community their priorities during their 17 years of marriage while living in Ft. Worth.

Charlie received Master and Bachelor degrees in accountancy from UNT in 1998 and his CPA license shortly thereafter, earning one of the top ten scores in the state of Texas. Charlie is currnetly SVP of Finance and Administration with Hillwood Progerties, assisting with oversight of AllianceTexas, a master planned community in North Fort Worth.

Denise provides the vision and energy for the family, managing a household that includes their 3 children. Mark and Charles (twins, age 10) are busy with school, guitar and sports. Hannah, (age 5) blessed this family when adopted from China in 2011. Hannah begins kindergarten in the fall and has a love of music and the piano.
Charlie is on the board of the FW Metropolitan, YMCA, and they both actively support numerous charitable, evangelical and community-based causes. Chrarlie and Deniese are excited about their future as they raise their family in Fort Worth, Texas

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Dickerson Family

Courtney and Ray Dickerson are pictured with three of their five children and four of their 7 grandchildren. Courtney is a native and lifelong resident of Fort Worth and Ray was basically raised in Arizona but got to Fort Worth as soon as he could in 1971.

Courtney is a graduate of Arlington Heights High School and attended Pine Manor in Massachusetts and the University of Texas. She recently retired from Brants Realtors where she served as a residential realtor for over 20 years. She has served as President of the Junior League and with numerous civic organizations.

Ray graduated high school in Tucson, Arizona and earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree while on a baseball scholarship at Texas A & M.  He started his banking career in Houston and moved to town in 1971 with Continental National Bank. In 1986 he chartered Citizens National Bank and served as its Chairman and President until the Bank was sold in 2007. He is a former President of the Board of Trustees of the Fort Worth School District. He has served on the Boards of many civic organizations and has served as Chairman of The Gladney Center, Tarrant County YMCA, and the All Saints Health Foundation. He is currently serving on the Boards of Baylor All Saints Hospital, All Saints Health Foundation and the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra. His primary job today is Grandfather.

Also pictured are Scott and Tera Dickerson with their son Gage 2, Walton and Stephanie Lawrence and their children Cameron 15, Cheney 10  and Mason 9, and Walker and Kelly Lawrence. Not pictured are Grant and Lily 9 Dickerson [Louisiana] and Ashley, Olivia 16  and Grace 14 Terry [North Carolina].