Named 2017 Spirit of Frisco by the Chamber of Commerce and 2019 Visionary Nonprofit Arts Leader by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts, Tammy Meinershagen has a gift of inspiring others through her music, leadership, and passion for the arts. A professional musician and former English teacher, Tammy has volunteered in many roles to promote arts and culture in Frisco, including the Frisco Public Art Board, Texas Music Teachers Association, Frisco Council of PTA's, and 2015 Citizen Bond Committee, where she successfully spearheaded a $10M bond initiative for a performing arts center in Frisco.
Tammy is currently a member of the Advisory Boards of Leadership Prep School, Legacy Christian Academy, and Collin Corporate College's Nonprofit Advisory Council. She serves as a grant review panelist for the Texas Commission on the Arts and on an arts selection committee for Congressman Van Taylor.
Tammy's work in the arts has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Community Impact Newspaper, Frisco STYLE Magazine, WFAA Ch. 8, and many other media outlets. Originally from Chicago, IL and a graduate of Northwestern University, Tammy and her husband Todd reside in Frisco and have 3 daughters, all aspiring musicians and arts enthusiasts.
Jennifer Wade graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Texas and a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. She lives in Frisco with her husband Oliver and daughter Zoie, and practices law in Clark Hill Strasburger’s Collin County office. Music and theater have always been an important part of Jennifer's life. Jennifer was the treasurer for the International Thespian Society in high school and enjoyed working both onstage and backstage. In law school, Jennifer performed in the musicals “The Music Man,” “Justice Maul,” and “Anti-Kids 'n' Fun,” which were written by a professor and produced by the students. As a clarinet player, Jennifer played with small ensembles and in community bands during law school and still likes to play whenever she can.
Currently, Jennifer volunteers for the Acting Studio Frisco, helping young actors, singers, and dancers learn about the wonderful world of theater. Jennifer is excited to serve Frisco Arts and dreams of bringing new opportunities for Frisco residents to hear live music and see live theater.
Will Odom is the founder and CEO of The Next Dimension Marketing and Management, LLC. He currently works as Project Manager at Verizon and has a heart for the arts due to 18 years in the music industry. Will is a member of Grammy365 recording academy and artist manager for singer/songwriter Crystal Cameron. Will has extensive marketing, PR, and event planning experience as marketing director at WeTalkRadio Network, PR Manager for All Things Beautiful & Co., Project Manager for 12:53 Entertainment in Atlanta Ga., and securing entertainment for the annual ML King, Jr Luncheon and Justice Award on behalf of the Dallas Bar Association. Will holds the following certificates: PMP, CKT Designer, Network Provisioner, Telecomm business solution, MEDC credit smart, Six Sigma yellow belt.
Will is noted for his work with numerous national non-profit organizations due to his humble spirit in serving the community with passion, leadership and a will to make a difference. He has served on the boards of Heels on The Move To Heal, My Miscarriage Matters, and received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year award with Frisco Arts. Will attended Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana and resides in Frisco with his wife Lashone.
Barbara and her family relocated from New York in 1995 when husband, Bill was transferred with JCPenney. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Communication Arts. Barbara was the Director of Marketing Services with NECTEL, a subsidiary of a multinational telecommunications corporation, until leaving to raise her two children, Danielle Mazzeo Ingold and Justin Mazzeo. In 2002, she joined The Dallas Opera where she was the Development Database Manager until retiring in 2012. For 35 years, she has been a community volunteer, working with the Girl Scouts, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Frisco Family Services as well as with her church and local PTAs.
A lifelong consumer and lover of the arts, Barbara came to Frisco Arts in May 2017 where she combines this passion and her data management skills. She is inspired by Frisco’s vibrant artistic community and its dynamic, growing and committed arts advocacy network.
John Scheef is one of the founding partners of Scheef & Stone, LLP, a 60-attorney law firm with offices in Dallas and Frisco, Texas. John has lived in Collin County for more than 45 years, graduating from Plano Senior High School, Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and SMU School of Law with a Juris Doctor. John gets his love for the arts from two of his children who performed in more than fifteen plays and musicals while they attended Prestonwood Christian Academy. Because John worked his way through college as a carpenter, he had the privilege of helping to construct the sets for all of those productions.
A recognized community leader, John is the Immediate Past Chair of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and was appointed to the Collin County Economic Recovery Task Force.
In his spare time, John enjoys keeping in shape so that he can play Old Boys Rugby for the Dallas Harlequins Rugby Football Club. John has also been known to do a little karaoke.
Elizabeth Morrow is the Event curator at the Lincoln Experience Center at the Star, a luxury showroom for Lincoln Automotive. Elizabeth's background is in catering, event planning, and overall hospitality with over 30 years of experience.
Under Elizabeth's leadership, the Lincoln Experience Center at the Star received the 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year Arts Impact award for their strong support of the arts community. The LEC hosts a variety of monthly events including exhibits featuring local artists, live music, assorted hands-on workshops, informative panel discussion, community events and more. Elizabeth loves making connections and building relationships with her guests along with her community partners and Star neighbors.
Elizabeth is a Dallas native and has lived in Frisco for 20 years, where she and her husband have raised their 5 children. Prior to working at the LEC, the couple ran a successful catering company together for 23 years. She was heavily focused on customer relations, event planning, and overall event management and execution.
Elizabeth is also an artist, lover of art, and has a passion for creativity. When she is fully relaxed, you'll find her sipping on a cold glass of chardonnay and listening to music while painting her next "masterpiece" in the spare bedroom at home.
Jason Young is the Creator and Owner of Verona Villa in Frisco, TX as well as a Partner and President of Spray Experts, a distributor and service provider for industry-leading sanitizing solutions. Having spent seventeen years in corporate America as a retail leader focused on creating world-class customer experiences, Jason has enjoyed actively serving the fast-growing city of Frisco, TX.
Through his Verona Villa event venue, Jason has helped non-profits raise more than $2 million since 2016. With previous board experience including Visit Frisco and Melody of Hope, along with contributing to the North Texas Bridge Foundation, Jason is passionate about spreading hope, kindness, equality and opportunity in his community and beyond.
Jason and his wife Christy are proud parents to their daughter Cambria and are members of Hope Fellowship Church in Frisco.
Brad is a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo where he helps clients plan and achieve their financial goals. A former high school physics teacher, Brad sees unique connections in diverse concepts, and he personifies this in his love of arts, business, and sports.
Brad enjoys serving the community in various ways. Not only is Brad an Ambassador for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, he was selected to be in the inaugural class of the Frisco Arts Ambassadors and is the Chair of the Frisco Arts Walk and Run 5K, connecting artists, musicians, and dancers to our community. Brad's innovative ideas merging arts and health have resulted in an inspiring, creative event for all ages.
Brad also served as President of the Texas Association of Golf Coaches and as President of the North Texas Golf Coaches Association, making Texas high school golf better for student athletes through his leadership.
Brad and his wife Laura have lived in Frisco for 18 years and have 2 sons, ages 15 and 11. When not working, you can find Brad at every baseball field in DFW, playing guitar, playing golf or reading. An avid consumer of the arts, Brad looks forward to attending live music events, plays, and visiting museums again soon.
Will Pearce is an Executive Partner at New York Life insurance company, responsible for managing the North Dallas Sales Office. He started his career with NYL in 2002 as an adviser in the Baton Rouge Louisiana general office and then chose a direction in management which brought him to the DFW area as a corporate vice president. In 2013 he decided to open an office in Frisco, allowing his family to stay in this amazing city we all dearly love.
Will believes that the arts bring balance and fresh inspiration in a corporate environment, and it also connects diverse cultures, which is representative of New York Life. Through Will's partnership, New York Life has been a core sponsor of the Frisco Arts Walk and Run, helping to make it the most culturally diverse 5K in Frisco.
Will's hobbies include anything outdoors, cooking, hanging out with his amazing wife Bridgette, his somewhat decent three children (all depends on the day) Brady, Avery, and Addison, and watching LSU sports. Will loves the arts even though he admits his artistic talents are extremely limited, unless it is 80's music trivia. He looks forward to spreading the word of all the positive impact the arts is having in this area!
Director of Finance
Sherry Lambe is the former Vice President, Finance & Controller at United Way of Dallas and was the Director of Finance at Susan G. Komen for the Cure for 8 years. Sherry served as CFO of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, and CFO of Jonathan's Place. She received her Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and Nonprofit Finance from University of North Texas.