Through our work we have had the good fortune of seeing firsthand how success comes in every shape, size, color, faith, and orientation. More importantly we’ve learned that success is often the result of people embracing their unique backgrounds and so we’ve asked the community to tell us about their background and how it has impacted where they are today.

Brittany Rudolph-Lee | Private Chef & Owner of Enlighten Soul Catering

I was born in Atlanta but raised in Folkston, Georgia, just 30 minutes from Jacksonville, Florida. My mother worked in different restaurants and the local hospital as a dietary manager while my aunts and older cousins worked in the kitchens of popular restaurants in the area. Growing up, I was surrounded by food and always felt comfortable in the kitchen. Read more>>

Christie (Gypsy) Woodkins (Lion) | Purveyor of beautiful handmade items.

I was actually born in a small country town. So I learned to love nature and simple things. Which I incorporate a lot in my designs. When I was little my mom loved going to yard sales and taking me a long with her to find my own treasures. My sister introduced me to the library at a young age and my love of books has only grown. Read more>>

Amy Tidwell | Main Street & Tourism Director

I am born and raised from Corsicana, Texas (6th generation native) and to work in a community where my family has so much history here is truly a rewarding experience. I think growing up in the place I work and raise a family makes me take much more pride in all that I do. Read more>>

Brit Mott | Children’s Book Author

I currently live in Coppell, TX, but I was raised in Rockwall. Living in a small town on the outskirts of the big city (Dallas) in the ’80s and ’90s was a dream. Of course as a child, you don’t realize the bubble you live in and honestly, I loved my childhood and the friends, family and house that built me. It’s why I quickly fell in love with Coppell. Read more>>