Monday, December 24, 2012

The Wharton Family

Married 15 years, April and Jack Wharton are pictured near their home in Coppell with their three sons. 

Jack is President for the Downtown location of PlainsCapital Bank, a Texas-based bank focusing on middle-market and individual customers. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Jack is an active alumni and Red Raider football fan. He is a member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate.

April works in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP as an Associate Director with the Americas People Team. She was born and raised in Irving and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Wharton family is passionate about the March of Dimes, since the twins were born 10 weeks prematurely. Jack is the immediate past Chairman for the Tarrant County March for Babies, and April leads EY’s annual campaign, raising nearly $1,000,000 over the last ten years.

The Wharton's free time is spent with family and the boys' many sports activities.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Brown Family

Mark and Susan Brown are pictured with their children, Ashley & Adam Waldeck, Riggs & Kelley Brown, and Bryan Brown.

Mark is a graduate of SMU with a degree in Accounting and Susan a graduate of TCU with a Fine Arts degree.  Going on 26 years at Wortham Insurance and Risk Management, Mark, a Managing Director, specializes in Property and Casualty insurance.  Susan, a multitalented artist is very involved in the Fort Worth Art Community.  They are both active supporters of numerous non-profit entities and spend much of their free time at their home outside of Glen Rose.

Ashley is a Petroleum Landman at Kastner Land Services and Adam is a Producer at Wortham Insurance specializing in construction, financial and real estate risks.  They are active members of the Panther Club, TCU Alumni Board, Stock Show & Rodeo, & Junior League.

Riggs is the Sales & Client Services Manager for Jet Linx Aviation.  Jet Linx provides jet card memberships and private aircraft management.  Kelley is a Petroleum Landman at Texhoma Land Consultants.  They are involved with The Fort Worth Zoo, All Saints Episcopal School Alumni Board, Stock Show & Rodeo, and Junior League.

Bryan is a highly skilled carpenter who owns his own business in Fort Worth.  He is very involved in wildlife, ranch management and is an avid outdoorsman.

Mark and Susan reside in Fort Worth.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Saxe/ Brock Family

Pictured here is Ruth Brock, Allen Saxe, & Biscuit.

 Ruthie Brock is a Business Librarian at UT-Arlington and has been chair of the City of Arlington Library Advisory Board and also Chair of the City of Arlington Library Foundation. She has her name on the City of Arlington Library Technology Training Center at main city library.

 Allan Saxe is a longtime Professor of Political Science at UT-Arlington and has given nearly all of his money away. Allan Saxe's donations have included John Peter Smith Foundation, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, University of North Texas Health Science Center, TCU, Tarrant County College Foundation, River Legacy Foundation in Arlington, Arlington Public Library Foundation, Levitt Pavilion (Arlington), Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives (JFK Tribute), Humane Society of North Texas, and many colleges and universities and hospitals all over the country

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Lydick Family

Larry Lydick is the founder of BlueCrest Energy II, L.P., a privately owned entity. BlueCrest recently acquired a majority interest in a multi -million barrel oil and gas field located in the Cook Inlet of Alaska from Pioneer Natural Resources, Alaska. Martha Price Lydick is a successful real estate agent with Williams Trew Sotheby’s International Realty where she chairs the Leadership Council. She is also a member of various civic organizations.

Drew Lydick is Vice President of Land and Business Development for BlueCrest Energy, INC. and has worked with his father on a variety of oil and gas ventures over the past 24 years. Dawn Lydick is a stay at home mom to their five year old daughter Evelyn, who attends Bethesda Christian School.

Parrish Jones is the Surgical Production Supervisor at Alcon Laboratories. His wife, Allison Price Jones, is a full time mom to their 4 year old daughter Annabelle, who attends First United Methodist Church Preschool.

 All three families are members of the TCU Frog Club and love to support the home team!!!   

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Nitsch Family

Ben and Michele Nitsch have been married over fourteen years and reside in Aledo. Pictured are their two handsome boys, Cole and Carson.

Ben is a Managing Director for Wortham Insurance and Risk Management and has been a member of Wortham’s Fort Worth practice since 1999.  He serves as the lead for the Fort Worth Construction Practice Group and was nominated for "Construction Agent of the Year" from the International Risk Management Institute in 2011.  Ben has served as past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Tarrant County, chaired the Harris Methodist Health Exchange, dedicated time and support to Fort Worth’s Mentoring Initiative and enjoyed Leadership Fort Worth.

Michele has worked with various non-profits in the area, including chairing the American Cancer Society’s Cowtown Ball.  She currently volunteers with Parker County Health Foundation, Aledo Young Life and Aledo Advocats.  She works in marketing at FD International, Inc. and is a preschool teacher at Lil Cats.

The Nitsch family enjoys spending time together, traveling and watching their boys continue to develop a love for sports.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Lauer Family

Larry and Sterling Lauer with daughters Amy and Greta and their families. 

Larry, Vice Chancellor for Government Affairs at TCU, recently received the lifetime professional achievement award from the international Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, D.C.  He also has been an active Fort Worth volunteer.

Sterling has been an award-winning teacher in the Fort Worth schools, Associate Director of the Arts Council where she helped launch the inaugural Main Street Arts Festival, and was founding Executive Director of Executive Service Corps and the Nonprofit Service Center.

Daughters Amy and Greta are both alums of TCU.  Amy and husband Eric live in Fort Worth with their two daughters. Page, 14, is a freshman at Paschal High School, and Lauren, 11, is a student at McLean 6th Grade Center. Eric is Senior Executive Sales Representative of the Men's Health Division of Lilly USA.

Greta and husband Bill and their two sons also reside in Fort Worth. Bill, also a TCU alum, is Group Account Director with Global Prairie.  Greta, an accomplished equestrienne, is also an active volunteer. Will, 14, is a Paschal freshman, and Latham, 8, is a third-grader at Tanglewood Elementary School.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Kemp Family

In 1973, Wallace Kemp, realized that most youth participants and athletes did not have sports’ insurance coverage if an accident happened during a practice or game, so he founded Bene-Marc, Inc.  As a pioneer in the sports insurance market for over 39 years, Bene-Marc, Inc. has been writing sports insurance coverage for camps, leagues, high schools, colleges, PTO’s, and special events nationwide.  Some of the colleges insured by Bene-Marc, Inc. include Texas Christian University, The University of Texas, Baylor, and SMU. 

    At 85 years of age, Wally Kemp, recently retired from Bene-Marc, Inc.   After years of mentoring his daughter, Lisa Hall, she has now stepped into the role as President of Bene-Marc, Inc.   Lisa resides in Fort Worth with her husband Patrick and son Harrison.  She is active in Woman’s Club, McKinney Memorial Bible Church, community outreach, and bible study.
People in picture:
  • Wally Kemp (85)
  • Barbara Kemp (86)
  • Patrick Hall (55)
  • Lisa Hall (49)
  • Harrison Hall (12)