Monday, April 30, 2012

The Beatty Family

Bob and Shelly Beatty are pictured here with their daughter
Brooke. They have been providing beauty specialties in Fort Worth at
Stylemakers Salon since 1991. Shelly is skillfully trained with more than 30
years experience in hair design and hair restoration. She decided in 1997 to
focus on helping those who suffer with the devastating effects of hair loss.
In January, the Beatty’s opened the Hair Restoration
Institute of DFW above Stylemakers Salon on the second level of their historic
building. At HRI of DFW advanced hair restoration takes place for those with
mild to significant hair loss by a highly trained team and one of the nation’s
leading hair transplant surgeons, Dr. Norton Abramson.
Bob and Shelly are Fort Worth natives whose entire family
call Fort Worth home. Bob and Shelly met in 1989 at the First Baptist Church of
Fort Worth where Robert’s father was once the associate pastor. Their daughter
Brooke begins her own career in the beauty industry by acquiring a business
degree at the University of Arkansas beginning this fall.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Ho Family

Jarry, Mary, and their lovely daughter, Madee take a moment to relax at the Modern Art Museum.
Jarry, a Fort Worth native, attended All Saints’ Episcopal School while Mary grew up in Dallas. The two were college sweethearts at Texas A&M University, and tied the knot in 2006.
Upon graduation, they moved back to Fort Worth to carry on the family legacy as owners of Tokyo Cafe. Jarry’s parents originally founded this popular Westside Asian eatery.
After traveling to Japan, they were so inspired by the country’s izakaya-style gastro pubs; they decided to create their own. In May 2011, they unveiled Shinjuku Station — named after the world’s busiest train station.
Located on Fort Worth’s eclectic Magnolia Avenue, Shinjuku Station features modern Japanese fare, small izakaya-style dishes and sushi. The concept has been so well received that Texas Monthly named it one of their “Top 10 New Restaurants”.
Today, the couple stays busy between running two successful restaurants and spending time with their
growing family.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Ketchum Family

Mark and Judi Ketchum, pictured with children, grandchildren and Nana & Papa, are happy their entire family now lives in Fort Worth. Mark is the owner of Park Hill Café, a cozy, quirky TCU neighborhood restaurant. Judi is Director of The Resource Connection of Tarrant County. The restaurant is a family affair – Mark and daughter, Jennifer handle weekdays and Friday and Saturday dinners, while Judi tackles Sunday Brunch. .. when extra help is needed – daughter, Paige, who is in the medical field; son, Brian, in the HVAC business and his wife April, a nurse, are called upon. Mark attributes his entrepreneurial lifestyle to his parents; father, Troy, who taught him the value of owning one’s own business , the hard work, tenacity and customer service that makes it successful and mother, Mary Lou, who was without a doubt the best chef
However, their pride and joy is getting to spend time with
their grandchildren – 5 year-old Vance, 2 ½ year old Parrish, and 23 month old

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Rolstad Family

Chad, a native of Phoenix and Erin, a native of Canada are now Texans by choice residing in Southlake, Texas with their two children and three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Chad is the Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supply for BNSF where he manages the supply chain for products related to rail infrastructure. Chad has an engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University. When Chad is not busy with his two daughters’ activities he enjoys getting out on the golf course. Erin is an associate attorney for Chesapeake Energy where she supports operations in the Barnett Shale region of north Texas. Erin attended the Dedman School of Law at SMU where she was a member of several off campus mock trial teams, the Board of Advocates Master Advocate, criminal law clinic chief and Order of the Barristers. Audrey is in first grade at Carroll Elementary. She enjoys dancing at Dana’s Studio of Dance and playing soccer. Ainsley is in pre-k at Carroll Elementary and also dances at Dana’s and plays soccer.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Mendrop Family

Bill and Debbie Mendrop, both
originally from Mississippi, are long time residents of Weatherford. Bill
is the owner of Bill Mendrop Clothiers, specializing in fine custom apparel,
and Debbie is a librarian at Mary Martin Elementary in Weatherford. Bill is
active in the Weatherford community serving on the board of the Weatherford
Rotary Club and a Kid’s Hope mentor. They are pictured here with their
oldest daughter Lindsey, a librarian in Northwest ISD and her fiancée Brian
Brewer. They plan to be married in May. Also pictured are daughter
Alyson Sandlin and her family; Taylor, who is the pastor of Southland Baptist
in San Angelo, daughter Sophie (7) and John Curtis (5)