January 2019 | PROSPER Magazine

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January 2019


Introducing Our New Cosmetic Provider! Patricia Gravenites

This is such a wonderful opportunity here at McGuiness Dermatology and Aesthetics in Prosper, Texas for Patricia to feel right at home. Having over 30 years in the cosmetic industry she is a full service Cosmetic Provider and would like to invite all men and women in for your very own Complimentary Consultation to discuss cosmetic services and education on the very best skin care for personal skin health. Her number one goal is keeping your skin looking the best it can and as natural as possible so you look and feel the very best. Patricia’s has had a long term commitment with patient care in cosmetic service. Her knowledge establishing and improving the performance of cosmetic practices across the nation and caring for all types of cosmetic patient’s in multiple cosmetic services really gives her a rich foundation. Patricia is looking forward to meeting you and taking care of your cosmetic needs! Patricia’s Advanced training on the latest laser and laser light treatments, chemical peels, dermaplaning, micro-needling, tag removal and additional cosmetic services. The last 10 years highly trained and educated treating with multiple injectables. Advanced Consultation Specialist: Creating a Long Term Treatment Plan that will satisfy the Cosmetic needs and wants of each and every patient. ... Bachelor of Science in Speech Therapy from Portland State University. Current License 2018: NCCT National Certified Medical Assistant. Current License 2018 : Advanced Master Esthetician & Laser Technician-Texas. Current License 2018: NCLC Laser Certified.

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January 2019 | Issue #90 Published By Cedarbrook Media Group, LLC

C O N T E N T S 8 10 12


Simplicity Town Matters In Good Taste

Family-Favorite Comfort Foods


Top Docs 2019 HOME & GARDEN


Growing Prosper

My Gift To You



Prosper Person of the Year

2018 Nominees

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2019 Event Schedule Prosper Summerfest June 1, 2019

Held at Frontier Park, which is located at 1551 W. Frontier Parkway in Prosper, Cedarbrook Media will feature music, food, shopping with our vendors, inflatables, games for the kids and a movie on the giant screen at dark. Festival attendees will be able to set up on the grassy berm at the Pavilion in Frontier Park to enjoy the music and allow their children to enjoy the festivities.

Pride in the Sky July 4, 2019

The 6th Annual Prosper Pride in the Sky event is a wonderful evening of celebration for our town and our country. Cedarbrook Media invites you to come out to the celebration, complete with Live Music, a Charity Softball game, Car Show, 3 Kid Zones, Food, the Posting of the Flags, Games and Fireworks set to music! Attendance in 2018 topped over 12,000 people! Pride in the Sky is held at Frontier Park, which is located at 1551 W. Frontier Parkway in Prosper, Texas. We partner with the Town of Prosper to utilize the entire park facility, including the ball fields, pavilions and parking lots. We set up 3 HUGE Kid Zones with inflatables, rides, water slides and games throughout the park. There will also be live music at the Main Stage and the best car show ever hosted in Prosper! We are working and planning now to ensure that the 2019 Pride in the Sky event is the best display of patriotism in all of North Dallas!

Prosper Pumpkinfest October 19, 2019

The 5th Annual Prosper Pumpkinfest includes a lineup of fun entertainment! Featuring live music, a kid zone with games and inflatables, shopping, food trucks and PUMPKINS galore – it’s a great family event to enjoy the fall weather and see all of your friends!

To stay up to date on these events, find us on social media at @weareprosper You can also get more information by visiting www.WeAreProsper.com

If you would like Sponsorship information, or would like to apply to be a vendor at any of our events, please contact Heather Reynolds at Heather@CedarbrookMedia.com or call 972-347-6231

From the Publishers

Simplicity Happy New Year Prosper!! We are so excited to start 2019…it’s going to be the best year ever!! There are just some New Year’s that FEEL like they are going to be special, and this is one of them. We have some pretty exciting milestones coming up in our household this year, and we are excited to celebrate them with you! Each of our three girls are embarking on new adventures…one is graduating high school and heading to Fayetteville for college, one is entering high school and our baby is starting kindergarten!! Needless to say, 2019 is going to be a fun journey…and probably a bit tearful around our house! One of the things that I am probably most excited about for 2019 is the word that we’ve adopted for the year – SIMPLICITY!! We are taking it back to the basics and focusing on our family, our faith and our business. What we’ve found over the last few years is that it’s easy to get bogged down with the little incidental things that really don’t matter. And in full disclosure, we’ve spent way too much time dwelling on things that are out of our control. It’s time to put things back in order and remember Who is really in control…and so, with that, we’re entering this year with open minds, pure hearts and a clear vision. We hope that you and your family are excited for the fresh and new energy that 2019 is bringing with it. We’re sure some of you have made a few of your own resolutions and we pray that you find all of the happiness and success that your heart desires. However, if you are like us and not big on the whole New Year’s Resolution thing, maybe you can pick a word for the year too! It was a suggestion, or maybe a challenge, from a friend and we are loving the concept. It feels attainable and focused, and for us, that’s the best kind of goal! We wish you all of the best in 2019, and as always, we are so thankful for our readers and so blessed to be able to share this wonderful town with you! Here’s to a SIMPLY wonderful New Year!!

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Town Matters

From the Desk of Mayor Ray Smith Happy New Year! Lena and I wish everyone a safe and happy 2019 and beyond. We feel extremely blessed to be part of this community, raising our boys, and enjoying the warmth of so many friends. Prosper had a momentous 2018 with so many grand openings, groundbreakings, ribbon-cuttings, and project completions that some people might think the year will be hard to top. Frankly, I know it will be. Our future is so full of promise, that I know we will see more years just like 2018 in terms of growth and development. In fact, the Town Council meets this month in an all-day work session to amend current and longterm plans to guide both Council and staff. Nevertheless, the pace of development within Prosper is actually making it difficult to find the right word to precisely describe what our future holds. The word “growth” comes to mind, and there is certainly a good amount of growth to point to, but the word is not quite right since some of our neighborhoods and subdivisions are reaching a certain level of maturity. “Progress” is another word that is often used to describe our path. Even that word falls a little flat since the word implies that we are making progress toward a finite goal. In reality, while we certainly monitor our forward movement meticulously, there is no way for us to know exactly what our end state will look like, what new businesses will come to town and what other amenities are in store. I like to use the word “optimism” to define our future. And, of course, I will always add my trademark word “tremendous” to add emphasis. So, in my mind, Prosper is enjoying a sustained state of “tremendous optimism” in its growth and development.

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That feeling of tremendous optimism is evident in every corner of Town, from the new businesses opening their doors to the hundreds of families that are putting down roots and making Prosper their new home. Tremendous optimism permeates every decision at the Town Council level, and that optimism flows outwardly to staff, partners, developers, entrepreneurs, homeowners, teachers, and in fact anyone and everyone who has some stake in Prosper. While 2018 will be hard to beat in terms of significance to Prosper, the New Year holds tremendous optimism for all of us. Incidentally, the new year will also mean a significant change in our solid waste collection, after the Council signed a new multi-year contract with CWD. Starting on January 21st, residents will begin receiving new poly carts from CWD, the first sign that things are changing. The most noteworthy change will be that we will move from two-days-aweek service to five-days-a-week service. Most of the Town’s households will be assigned a new pickup day. The Town will be split into five sectors, each one receiving trash and recycling collection service on a separate day. The staff is working on ways to communicate the change in pickup days, along with the other enhancements of the new service, so be on the lookout for information as we make the change. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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In Good Taste

Family-Favorite Comfort Foods 3 dairy-inspired dishes for weeknight dinners



arm meals that come together quickly are a necessity for busy families, especially on weeknights filled with homework, practices, meetings and more. Serving up comfort foods that require less time in the kitchen make for more moments spent together at the table. Hearty and satisfying, this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup can bring everyone together for a warm, soothing meal, while Cheesy Turkey Chili Mac makes for familiar fare enjoyed by adults and kids alike. For a rich, creamy, onedish dinner solution, Pasta and Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce requires less than 45 minutes of kitchen duty, making it an ideal weeknight family-favorite. These dairy-fueled recipes from Milk Means More of Michigan can be part of a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, grains, fatfree or low-fat dairy and a variety of protein foods. Find more weeknight meal solutions at milkmeansmore.org.

Pasta and Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe courtesy of Milk Means More Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 8

4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide pieces 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 10 ounces (about 4 cups) farfalle (bow tie) pasta 2 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 cups baby spinach leaves 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, for garnish 12 | January 2019 WeArePROSPER.com

Place removable pan inside programmable pressure cooker. Using saute function, cook bacon, uncovered, until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from pan. Drain bacon on paper towels. Leave 1 tablespoon drippings in pan; discard remaining. Add chicken to bacon drippings in pan in two batches. Using saute function, stir-fry chicken 2-3 minutes, or until cooked through. Use slotted spoon to remove chicken from pan. Repeat until all chicken is cooked. Press cancel. Stir pasta, broth, garlic, Italian seasoning and pepper into drippings in pan. Secure lid and set pressure release to sealing function. Select high pressure setting and cook 5 minutes. Press cancel. Allow pressure to release naturally 5 minutes. Move pressure release to venting function to release any remaining steam. Remove lid. Stir cream into pasta mixture. Using saute function, cook and stir, uncovered, until boiling. Boil, uncovered, about 4 minutes, or until sauce generously coats pasta, stirring frequently. Press cancel. Stir in chicken and Parmesan cheese. Place spinach and bacon in large bowl. Pour pasta mixture over top. Toss until combined. Ladle into serving bowls. Top each serving with tomatoes.

Cheesy Turkey Chili Mac Recipe courtesy of Milk Means More Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 8

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound lean ground turkey 1 cup chopped onion 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) no-saltadded tomato sauce 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chili peppers 1 2/3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 8 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) elbow macaroni 1/2 cup 2 percent or whole milk 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican blend cheese

3/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt or sour cream Place oil in removable pan of programmable pressure cooker. Place pan in pressure cooker. Using saute function, heat oil until hot. Add turkey and onion. Cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes, or until turkey is no longer pink, stirring to break up. Press cancel. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, chili powder, garlic salt and pepper. Stir in macaroni. Secure lid and set pressure release to sealing function. Select high pressure setting and cook 5 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally 2 minutes. Move pressure release to venting function to release any remaining steam. Remove lid. Stir macaroni mixture. Whisk together milk and flour. Stir into macaroni mixture. Using saute function, cook and stir, uncovered, 1-2 minutes, or until boiling. Press cancel. Stir cheese into macaroni mixture until melted. Ladle into serving bowls. Spoon dollops of yogurt or sour cream on top.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Recipe courtesy of Milk Means More Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 1 1/2 1/2 2 2 4 4

cup shredded carrots cup finely chopped onion cup sliced celery cloves garlic, minced tablespoons butter or clarified butter cups chicken broth ounces (about 2/3 cup) wild rice, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup whipping cream In Dutch oven, cook carrots, onion, celery and garlic in hot butter about 2 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir broth, wild rice, thyme, salt and pepper into vegetable mixture. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 40 minutes. Stir in chicken pieces. Return to simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes, or until rice is tender and chicken is done. In small bowl, whisk together yogurt and flour. Gradually whisk in cream. Stir into chicken mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until boiling. Boil 1 minute. Ladle into bowls. WeArePROSPER.com January 2019 | 13

Top Doc’s 2019

Dr. Michael McGuiness is a board-certified dermatologist who offers his services at McGuiness Dermatology & Aesthetics across various locations in Texas. Individuals who live near Plano, Prosper, Richardson, Anna, Flower Mound, or Murphy, Texas, can enjoy access to his expertise and knowledge. Dr. McGuiness has been practicing as a dermatologist since he completed his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School back in 1996. He has over 20 years of experience helping his patients resolve their skin complications. Dr. McGuiness has a wide range of patients, and he is open to helping everyone. Small children, teenagers, and adults alike are all welcome through his doors. He has helped his patients through many difficult skin situations including skin cancers, scarring, acne, and more. With his experience, Dr. McGuiness is able to guide his patients towards the best method and procedure to help them get the glowing skin they deserve. The team at McGuiness Dermatology & Aesthetics don’t only see patients suffering from skin problems. They also specialize in helping patients who would like to improve the overall look of their skin in order to achieve their dream skin through techniques such as body contouring, tattoo removal, and hydrafacials. Dr. McGuiness has worked with a wide range of patients and has more than two decades of experience with helping his patients achieve their desired skin. He makes his patients very well aware of the best possible route they need to take in order to achieve healthy and glowing skin. McGuiness Dermatology offers the latest innovations in cosmetic and dermatological skin care treatments and procedures in beautiful, stateof-the-art professional offices. “My staff and I are here to provide the best dermatological service we can, whatever it may entail. We strive to provide the ultimate experience in skin care by listening and determining your specific needs to insure optimal skin health and care,” says Dr. McGuiness.

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Patricia Gravenites has over 30 years of experience in the cosmetic industry. Her expertise enables her to help you maintain optimum skin health while highlighting the natural look of your skin so that you look and feel your very best. She is a full service Cosmetic Provider who has had a long-term commitment with patient care in cosmetic services. Her knowledge of establishing and improving the performance of cosmetic practices across the nation while caring for patient’s in multiple cosmetic services gives her a rich foundation of expertise. Patricia has advanced training on the latest laser and laser light treatments and specializes in chemical peels, derma-planing, micro-needling, tag removal and multiple injectables. She is an Advanced Consultation Specialist with the goal of creating a Long-Term Treatment Plan that will satisfy the Cosmetic needs of each patient and would like to invite you to enjoy your very own complimentary consultation to do just that. “At McGuiness Dermatology, we know that you have a choice when deciding who to trust with your medical care and we appreciate any opportunity given to meet your needs. Our staff is ready and eager to make you our priority. We are highly trained and educated in all forms of dermatologic care. Call for an appointment, today!” Prosper Location:

2440 E Prosper Trail, Suite 70 | Prosper, Texas 75075 | 972-318-2689

Anna Location:

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Top Doc’s 2019

Bodine Orthodontics is committed to establishing a relationship with you and your family to provide individualized, expert orthodontic treatment that is second to none. When it comes to ensuring a healthy, straight, and stunning smile, he believes that you and your family deserve the exceptional customer service, careful planning, and specialized treatment that he and his Prosper orthodontic “Dream Team” provides. Because they believe in being customer and patient focused in all aspects of their business, they have built a stellar reputation by providing a higher standard of quality, care and service. The staff at Bodine Orthodontics love getting to know their patients on a personal level and are always committed to go the extra mile to make everyone feel at home.

Bodine Orthodontics is a proud supporter of Prosper ISD and surrounding districts, as well as a contributor to many community organizations such as the Prosper Ladies Association and Cornerstone Assistance Network. He has also been a proud sponsor of Prosper’s Pride in the Sky for five years in a row. “We’re an eclectic mix with one thing in common: we love creating smiles in the town we call home,” says Dr. Bodine. “Our team is proud to be the premiere orthodontic practice serving Prosper and surrounding areas by creating beautiful smiles with braces and Invisalign in a state of the art facility.” 821 N. Coleman, Suite 110 | Prosper, Texas 75078 | 972-347-1700


When not at the office, Dr. B enjoys spending time with his wife Courtney and playing with their two darling little girls, Madeline and Evelyn. He became interested in orthodontics at an early age after having a positive experience with his own orthodontist. He says, “I loved the idea of working with my hands in a field that is both science based and artistic.” Their vision and mission are to be an integral part of the communities they serve, to build lifelong relationships with their patients and families and to bring smiles to everyone they meet.

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Top Doc’s 2019

Jill H. Sentlingar DDS - Cara Kessler DDS

Are you looking for a dental home where you are treated like family, where you will be greeted by name and where you will always know who you’ll see and what to expect? If so, Prosper Family Dentistry is the right dental home for you! Dr. Jill Sentlingar opened Prosper’s first dental practice in 2004 with a pursuit to create a dental environment that feels like home. For over 14 years, the Prosper Family Dentistry team has excelled at providing a comfortable environment where you can receive customized, conservative dentistry. Dr. Jill and Dr. Cara work with an incredible team that is committed to staying current with recent developments in dentistry while still adhering to time-proven principles. Utilizing 3D imaging, digital impressions and a whole-health approach to long-term dental health, Dr. Jill and Dr. Cara can keep you smiling for a lifetime! Dr. Cara is a busy mom of 2 toddlers. She and her husband are always on their feet with their daughter (3), and son (1). Even though spare time is hard to find, Dr. Cara loves being a mom and soaking up every precious moment with her babies. She and her husband love to watch college football games with friends. They also enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, going to movies and spending time with their family and friends. Dr. Cara stays active by running long distance with friends and enjoys participating in half marathons. She loves taking her kids to experience new adventures and spoiling them by taking them out for froyo!

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Dr. Jill is the proud mom of her two boys and wife of her Baylor Sweetheart, Pat. She and her family enjoy spending time outdoors and try to find as many opportunities as possible to go camping where they love to fish and ride bikes. When they are at home, the Sentlingar family loves watching sports, especially the Baylor Bears, and opening their home to their neighbors, school groups and church groups for BBQs and swimming. Dr Jill’s personal hobbies include bread making, Pilates, snuggling with her 3 Scottish Terriers and working her way to 100 rides this year on the Peloton! You can follow her on the Peloton at toothdocpeddlin. Dr. Jill and Dr. Cara would love the opportunity to care for you and your family. They invite you to come experience the difference and see why Prosper Family Dentistry has been voted Best Family Dentist for 4 years in a row by visiting their website to read patient reviews or come by their office Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. They look forward to meeting you!

Come Experience the Difference 201 N Preston Rd, Suite A | Prosper, Texas 75078 | 972-347-1145


Top Doc’s 2019

Chiropractic care can be a game-changer for countless health challenges. Children, teenagers, and adults alike can experience relief from acute injuries and annoyances as well as serious chronic conditions, often circumventing the need to pursue more invasive and expensive options or medications. Here’s just a sampling of the many areas of health that can benefit from chiropractic care: neck pain, headaches, back pain, strengthening the immune system, improving athletic performance, pregnancy and injury prevention/treatment. Dr. John Perriton first realized he wanted to become a chiropractor while in a college class that required observing various health professionals. When a friend chose to shadow a chiropractor, Dr. Perriton tagged along, not knowing his life direction would be set that day. While watching the chiropractor at work, he saw how this doctor cultivated good relationships with his patients. In fact, entire families came to see the chiropractor, and he was able to help them with many different health issues. From then on, Dr. Perriton knew that becoming a chiropractor was the right choice for him. At Prosper Chiropractic, Dr. Perriton strives to treat patients on an individual basis with state-of-the-art techniques, utilizing spinal decompression, flexion/distraction, cold laser for tissue healing, and physical therapy to support long-term healing and wellness. He strongly believes in the importance of getting to know his patients personally to help them move past their pain or physical limitations to accomplish their life goals. He has successfully cultivated an office atmosphere in

which patients feel at home in a supportive and family-like environment. His goal is to unleash the power of the nervous system to give healing control back to the body and provide a more conservative route of care. At the same time, he understands that sometimes medication and surgical intervention is necessary, and he always seeks to develop good relationships with other medical professionals to provide the right care for each of his patients. Dr. Perriton graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and completed his doctorate at Parker University. Before coming to Prosper, he worked with a chiropractor in Highland Park specializing in care for athletes at SMU. Additionally, he ran a successful clinic in Allen, and while there, treated many of the basketball and tennis athletes of Collin County Community College. Dr. Perriton is also a licensed acupuncturist and is currently pursuing a chiropractic sports practitioner certification. He has been married to his wife Liz for seven years, and they they have four wonderful little children Knox, Jace, and six month old twins Tyce and Halle.. When he’s not working, Dr. Perriton enjoys serving at his church and participating in a variety of sports. 221 N Preston Rd, Suite D | Prosper, TX 75078 | 972-347-9933 www.ProsperChiropractic.com

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Top Doc’s 2019

It’s All About Your Total Health & Well-being! Our vision is to promote a personal relationship based on trust that serves all patients in our community by providing a health-focused partnership encompassing mind, body, and spirit! Primary Care: Our patients look to us for all their family healthcare. We also serve patients with a variety of “med spa” services, these include skin rejuvenation, body contouring, laser hair removal, and much more. If you’re interested in looking (and feeling) younger, check out our website to read about our latest list of cosmetic services right here in Prosper. Total Well-being Family Focused Care is concerned about the whole you. This encompasses areas of your life such as nutrition, hormone therapy, and mental health services, as well as counseling referrals. We have helped countless women and men in Prosper regain a healthy hormonal balance using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Marcy Henson - Owner, Family Nurse Practitioner Marcy Henson is a Family Nurse Practitioner that is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2018. She graduated Suma Cum Laude with her Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from TWU in 2007 where she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She is also a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Marcy started Family Focused Care in 2011 with a vision of providing care that encompasses the Mind, Body and Spirit and offers a relationship-based model of care. She lives in the area with her husband, Don. Their daughter, Ashley, is currently attending the University of Alabama. 18 | January 2019 WeArePROSPER.com

Jennifer Shah - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Shah is an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner that is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a 2017 graduate of Walden University where she was a member of the Phi Nu Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree in nursing, she worked in the recovery room, Interventional Radiology, and the cardiothoracic ICU. Throughout her nursing career she has grown to love treating the geriatric population, thus her certification for this age group. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Clemson University in 2007. Jennifer and her husband live in Plano with their two dogs, Taggs and Rudy. She enjoys traveling, cooking and gardening. Shay Hudson – Family Nurse Practitioner Shay Hudson is a Family Nurse Practitioner that is Board Certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated with her Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of South Alabama in 2009. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003. Shay moved from Mississippi in August 2018, where she worked as an adult Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Practitioner. She relocated to Prosper with her husband, Forrest, and two sons, Miller and Anderson. She enjoys watching football, cooking, spending time with family and friends and loves watching her boys compete in team sports. 301 N Preston Rd, Suite B | Prosper, Texas 75078 972-347-1320 www.FamilyFocusedCare.com

Top Doc’s 2019

Dr. Tom Chandler completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1996. He earned a scholarship from the Army to attend the Case School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. While at Case, he served as class president for three years, and student council president his last. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2001. Dr. Chandler was commissioned as a Captain, and served as Dentist for the 75th Ranger Regiment at Ft. Benning, Georgia, where he completed his active duty commitment. He received an Army Commendation Medal for clinical excellence and service, along with the Army Physical Fitness award all three years. Following his service Dr. Chandler completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, 2004. He went on to receive his Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2005. Dr. Chandler has active memberships in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Texas Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society. Dr. Chandler married his wife Jennifer in 2006, and they have two beautiful boys - Vince and Max. He loves spending time with his family! He also enjoys music, sports, and the outdoors. Dr. Chandler and his family moved to Prosper in 2014, and he loves everything about the area. He enjoys practicing and being involved in the community where he lives. His patients are his friends, and he likes seeing them in the

office and around town. Dr. Chandler believes what makes his practice different from others is that he has a wonderful team of individuals who truly care about their patients, and making the office a warm comfortable environment to have your dental work done. He offers a wide variety of Dental Services at his practice, including everything from cleanings, fillings, and root canals; to braces, extractions, and dental implants. Whatever your circumstances are, they will be able to meet your needs. For those patients who have anxiety towards treatment, they offer several options to make your visit comfortable including Nitrous Oxide, Oral, and IV Sedation. A happy, well informed patient is the key to a successful Dental Practice. Dr. Chandler believes what sets him apart from others is his philosophy on Dental Care. He lives his life by the Golden Rule of the Bible‌Do to others as you would like them to do to you (Luke 6:31). When treating his patients, he pretends he is the one in the chair. How he interacts and treats them is the same way he would want someone to treat him. Rarely does this philosophy not allow him to have a successful outcome, and hence a happy patient. Please visit him at www.prosperdentistryandortho.com for more information. 110 N. Preston Rd, Suite #10 | Prosper, Texas 75078 | 972-346-2080


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CONVENIENCE…EXPERIENCE…EXCELLENCE! Dr. Tom Bietsch focuses on these three factors for all of his patients. His goal is to make every appointment convenient for his patients and their family. Imagine, you are in the middle of your work day and your child’s orthodontic appointment is in thirty minutes. Instead of leaving work early to drive across town so you can pick your child up from school and take them to their appointment, you were able to stay at work while your child was able to make their orthodontic appointment. Well, you can if your child is a patient at Bietsch Orthodontics. Dr. Bietsch built a thirty-six-foot custom mobile orthodontic office for his patients that goes to your child’s school. Dr. Bietsch’s “Bietsch Brace Bus” has everyone talking and for good reason. Parents couldn’t be happier with the ease of one less appointment that they have to manage into their already busy schedule. Parents receive a video update of their child and Dr. Bietsch at the time of their appointment that explains how their child’s orthodontic treatment is progressing. Parents win here at Bietsch Orthodontics because we bring orthodontics to the schools, so they do not have to miss any work. Students win as well because they are out of class much less time and do not have to miss that after school practice or game because they needed to go to their orthodontic appointment. Dr. Bietsch sees how demanding parent’s schedules are and even more with multiple children, that is why he has created the mobile brace bus; a service that makes ortho appointments for your child and you more convenient. Dr. Bietsch travels with most of his team too. At all mobile bus appointments, your child will be accompanied by Dr. Bietsch, his treatment coordinator, scheduling coordinator and his three-chair side ortho assistants. Long appointments such as getting braces put on or taken off will be done in the primary office at Bietsch Orthodontics, but all adjustment appointments can be accommodated at your child’s school. Dr. Bietsch has treated over 10,000 patients in his nineteen-year career as an orthodontist. He uses this experience to customize treatment plans for every patient to give them a unique beautiful smile. Everyone is unique; therefore, every patient gets a smile that is all their own. The convenience of Dr. Bietsch’s mobile bus, combined with his nineteen years of experience, and his ability to create custom, beautiful smiles sets his practice apart from any other orthodontic office in Texas. His unbelievable care for each patient and ability to create perfection within your child’s smile is why so many parents and patients love going to Bietsch Orthodontics. 221 N. Preston Rd, Suite A | Prosper, Texas 75078 | 972-347-2222 www.BietschOrthodontics.com

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Lone Star Vision wishes to thank Celina and Prosper for recognizing their practice among the area Top Docs for the past several years in a row! The secret to their success comes from how welcome patients feel every time they enter the office, and the advanced technology used to provide the most thorough eye examinations. Since opening their Celina location in 2013, Lone Star Vision continues to grow alongside the community, as seen by the addition of quality staff and experienced doctors who want patients to feel like family. The Doctors at Lone Star Vision have built a strong reputation among their colleagues and patients for their expertise and service. Dr. Todd Brantley, Dr. Brad Hanstad, Dr. Benjamin Lundeen and Dr. Paola Diaz all strive to deliver exceptional care, with the utmost compassion and friendliness that is often lost in today’s healthcare environment. Each doctor takes great pride in helping patients reach their greatest visual potential, using the latest contact lens designs, optical lens products and eyewear styles available. The Frisco RoughRiders have named Lone Star Vision as their Official Eye Care Partner, and trust them with their players’ vision needs to perform at the highest level. Lone Star Vision is also honored to be the recipient of the Readers’ Choice Award for Vision Provider and has been recognized among Top Docs since they opened. They also generously support the local schools, along with several organizations including the Celina QB Club, Celina Education Foundation (C.A.R.E.), the Chamber of Commerce, the Bobocat Band, the Las Gatitas Drill Team, the Prosper Mighty Eagle Band and local PTA’s. Dr. Brantley helped start the Grace Bridge Eye Clinic and is honored to provide free eye exams and glasses to everyone this wonderful organization serves each month. Also, if you work or play near their Plano location and find that office to be more convenient, you’ll want to look out for the upcoming move to the new, beautifully designed optical and expanded clinic in March of 2019, near the corner of Preston and Tennyson. Call either office today or go online at LoneStarVision.com to schedule your next appointment and enjoy the Lone Star eye care experience that you’ll want to share with others!

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Dr. Jared K. Corbridge is passionate about helping patients achieve confident smiles. He and his wife Stephenie moved to Prosper in 2011 and love raising their kids in this wonderful community. Dr. Corbridge opened Corbridge Orthodontics in Frisco 8 years ago and enjoys serving the families here. Having received his education and training from some of the finest universities in the country, including BYU, UCLA School of Dentistry, and Baylor College of Dentistry, you can be confident you are trusting your smile to a professional. The mission of Dr. Corbridge and his team is to make you love your smile! Having fun along the way is just the added bonus. From the moment you step into Corbridge Orthodontics you feel the positive energy and sense the friendly, fun, and relaxed atmosphere. In the office you will also find cutting-edge technology including his iTero digital scanner which takes over 6,000 images per second and replaces traditional impressions. Dr. Corbridge is a Platinum Level Provider for Invisalign for teens and adults looking for a clear alternative to braces. In addition to transforming smiles, Dr. Corbridge loves giving back to his community. Each year he partners with Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Frisco Family Services, and local schools through volunteering and donations. He also is the past co-chairman for the North Texas Dental Society’s “Give Kids a Smile” program which provides dental services to local children in need. Corbridge Orthodontics invites you to meet Dr. Corbridge and the team for your complimentary consultation! 5110 Eldorado Pkwy, Suite 500 | Frisco, Texas 75033 | 214-705-6188 www.CorbridgeOrthodontics.com

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Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center was founded in 1996 by Dr. Matthew D. Barrows. Over the past 20+ years, the practice has grown tremendously and now has 15 medical providers in 13 North Texas locations. The Celina location opened on July 2nd, 2018.

Dr. Hixon says, “I enjoy forming relationships with patients and getting to know them on a personal level. We pride ourselves on our integrity and attention to each patient while utilizing the latest technology to achieve the best possible medical and cosmetic dermatology results. We have developed a trusted team of highly skilled healthcare professionals to provide compassionate care in comfortable and welcoming state-of-the-art facilities.”

Specializing in Mohs Surgery and Radiation T Dr. Christopher Hixon is a board-certified Dermatologist their asinwell as all other dermatologic conditi Celina location. Dr. Hixon attended Virginia Tech, where he obtained

his undergraduate degree in Pre-Medicine and his graduate degree in Exercise & Health Promotion. He then went on to earn his medical Their mission is to provide outstanding medical and cosmetic degree from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and dermatology services to patients of all ages and their practice uses completed his residency at Lewis Gale Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Hixon a multi-dimensional approach with patients to focus on prevention, moved to Texas in 2016 with his wife Jamie, along with their two detection and treatment. The vision for the Celina location is to become children, Isla and Knox. When not attending his children’s school a cornerstone in the community and provide outstanding medical or sporting events, Dr. Hixon enjoys spending time playing golf, and cosmetic dermatology services to patients of all ages. They make working out and doing anything related to classic cars. “I have a long every effort to |get to know each patient individually because they know MCKINNEY | ALLEN ROCKWALL | DALLAS | GREENVILLE | GAINESVILL addiction to golf and I enjoy playing when I have the time to do so. that medicine is not one-size fits all. Their practice strives to become SUNNYVALE | FORNEY | ANNA | ADDISON | DENTON | CELINA I have developed a fascination with classic cars, particularly of the part of the local community by taking part in local events by either 1950’s. I currently own a 1951 Mercury which I have had the pleasure sponsorship or by physically being present. of enjoying with my wife and kids for the past 5 years,” says Dr. Hixon. Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center is a member of both the The Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center is a one-stop solution Celina Chamber of Commerce and the Prosper Chamber of Commerce. offering a full range of services and treatments for all of your medical Their goal is to be active in the community through supporting local and cosmetic dermatological needs. They have 13 convenient locations happenings to sporting events by sponsoring organizations like Celina across North Texas and a private in-house lab and Pathologist on staff in High School Football, Celina Friday Night Market Celina’s Trick or Treat McKinney. This allows for any specimens to be read quicker than if they on the Square and Celina’s Christmas on the Square. were to be sent out to a separate lab. They also offer several different skin cancer treatment options, including traditional skin cancer surgery 1050 S Preston Rd, Suite #120 | Celina, Texas 75009 | 972-390-9002 options. In addition to that, they provide Mohs Micrographic Surgery www.mdbarrows.com and Superficial Radiation Therapy at their main office in McKinney. They have a triple-board certified Plastic Surgeon to perform closures and repairs and minimize the appearance of scarring from a procedure. The practice offers Saturday appointments at the McKinney and Anna locations.

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Growing Prosper

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Landscaper Should you hire a professional landscaping company? You have to weight the pros and cons and use some common sense. You have to ask yourself some important questions first. 1.

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There is a lot of information you need to know if you want your landscaping to last a long time. One good rain storm could wash away all your hard work. Your best bet is to either do some research or go to your local garden center or landscaping company. It’s better to go to professionals that make this their life’s work than local chain stores for this type of information. If you would like to try some landscaping yourself, it is suggested that you work with a small area first. To get the most out of the garden you create, 26 | January 2019 WeArePROSPER.com

you need to research the type of plants you would like to implement in your garden. Some plants flower all summer long, while some only in spring, early summer, late summer and fall. You can arrange your plantings so that you have different colors for their prime part of the season. This can keep your garden exciting and colorful. You also need to plant flowers in accordance to their height and spread. Some plants grow taller than others, so they need to be planted accordingly. Some of your plants spread along the ground, so those would most definitely need to be planted in the very front of your garden or they would never be seen and probably die because the other taller plants would rob them of much needed sunlight. There is much preplanning necessary to have a successful landscape. If you want to go for a bigger project and have never landscaped before, you should hire a professional. You might not like spending the money, but if landscaping is not done properly, you could end up with some serious consequences, which could end up costing hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. To give you one of the worst-case scenarios, if you landscape around your house and the pitch for drainage is incorrect, this could cause foundation damage to your home leaving a very costly bill. If you hire a professional landscaper, they should understand all the techniques to avoid these kinds of situations. Please make sure you get references and do some checking on their other completed projects. We are talking about your home here and you need to protect her and keep her safe. When you make a decision on a professional landscaping company you should be rest assured that they will make all the appropriate choices in regard to your home. You should be able to tell them exactly what you want, and they can tell you if that is attainable. Whichever route you take, just make sure that your end result is spectacular and that it will be something you will enjoy for a long, long time!

Question: Jimmie, we can’t thank you enough for the advice you have provided my husband and I over the years! You wouldn’t believe how helpful you have been to us! We have one area out back that just drives us completely bonkers! It is where we store our trash cans, pool equipment and A/C units! This entire area stays shady and our dogs track in mud constantly! I am sure you have other clients with similar issues. I saw you the other day at Kroger, but you were with your kids and frankly, I was too shy to approach you and bother you! HaHa!! Any advice? Erin R. in Prosper Answer: Hello Erin! Thank you for the kind words, next time you see me around town PLEASE don’t be shy! Say hello!! Heck I was probably buying something the kids just HAD to have! Now, on to your dilemma. Those areas you are describing are very typical in established residences. We generally address those entire spaces with a decorative gravel or River Rock and countersink stepping stones of the clients’ choice (I prefer flagstone). You then have no maintenance, no mud, easy access for homeowners or contractors for future maintenance/repairs etc.

Question: Jimmie, I recently received some Monkeygrass from a friend at work. I am planning to go ahead and plant it now, but don’t really know if it requires any special treatment? Any advice you can give me would be great! Pam K. in Prosper.

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Answer: Hi Pam, Liriope comes in quite a few varieties. Most all of them can divide into smaller plugs most any time of year. Just plant it into well prepped garden soil and keep it moist. It’s a native ground cover here that generally thrives and does well. Most popular variety is “Big Blue” that has a nice blue/purple bloom in summer. Some people mow or weed whack it down once a year, others do not. That’s a personal preference. Until next time…Happy New Year!! -Jimmie

Send your landscaping and gardening questions to Jimmie Gibson Jr. at http://www. absolutelybushedlandscaping.com or jimmie@ absolutelybushed.com Jimmie is a Prosper resident and the owner of Absolutely Bushed Landscaping Company, an award winning, family and veteran owned and operated business created in 1980 to provide the highest quality custom Outdoor Renovation available to homeowners in the Dallas Ft. Worth area.

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PROSPER Person of the Year 2018 Nominees

Prosper is the place where everyone matters…and these six individuals are gracious and giving leaders who make Prosper the amazing place that it is! Our community is growing at an unprecedented rate, but the one thing that we all continue to strive for is that small town feel. We are excited to announce this year’s Prosper Person of the Year nominees – they love our town and work endlessly to make it a fun and safe place to call home. While they would not generally seek out this recognition, we are Prosper Proud to celebrate them and all that they do for our community!

Wayne Bartley Wayne Bartley loves the town of Prosper and the people who live here. He spends countless hours serving the community through Cornerstone and the Prosper Chamber of Commerce. Whenever there is someone in need, the first person that I think to call is him. He will drop whatever he’s doing to help, say a prayer or find necessary additional resources. He is a strong family man who loves Jesus and loves to network! Wayne is a successful Realtor because he is driven by building relationships and doing what is best for his clients and friends. He loves to support local businesses and can often be found networking as much for others as he does for his own business. I am so happy that the Bartley’s chose Prosper to call home all of those years ago! Tamara Blankenship Tamara is a wonderful wife and super mom of five children and currently is a bus driver with the ISD. The reason I’m nominating her is because she is godly and extremely selfless. When she commits to something, she gives it her all. Tamara serves as a leader with the youth at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship; with such fervor and tenacity. She is truly a shining light not only at Lighthouse but within her community. She is responsible for the 600 hot dogs that are served yearly at the Prosper Community Picnic. I’ve known her for a decade and each year her service in humanity has grown with the population increase. It is an honor to nominate her. Shaw Eft Assistant Fire Chief Shaw Eft is a good man who does so much for Prosper. Although he’s only been a part of the Prosper Fire Department for less than 2 years, I couldn’t imagine the department without him. He is a wonderful leader who believes in his team and does everything he can to support and encourage them. Just recently, he and a few Prosper Firefighters deployed to California to help with the wildfires. He spent two weeks there helping with them through the devastation. He is a true servant leader and Prosper is blessed to have him protecting us every day!

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Holly Ferguson Holly Ferguson has served in PISD for over a decade. She started as a Principal at Rucker Elementary then moved over to Rogers Middle School. She now works in Central Administration as the Associate Superintendent. When Dr. Watkins was injured last summer, Mrs. Ferguson stepped into his role, leading the district with grace and humility - just as Dr. Watkins would have expected. She has a way of making students, parents, teachers and administrators feel encouraged, loved and appreciated. I think Mrs. Ferguson is the epitome of what makes Prosper great! Chris Kern Chris Kern is a jewel to have in Prosper. He does so many things behind the scenes that many would never even know about. He and his wife Gina are the masterminds behind the Coat Drive for Cornerstone Christmas. His servant heart is evident in all that he does – you can always find him at Town Council meetings, community events and doing great things for Prosper. He also runs a very informative Facebook page that keeps the people of Prosper in the loop about what’s coming around town. Because he spends so much time researching and attending Council meetings, he KNOWS what is on the horizon for Prosper and is one of the best sources of information for our town. Iris Mendeley I am thrilled to nominate Iris for this honor! She does so much for the children in Prosper and has given many of them several opportunities that they may not ever have otherwise. Her leadership at Texas Amps and Axes is second to none, and the students there are blessed to have her in their corner. She created a youth band, Amplified, and has secured several big performances for them over the last year. She is instrumental in the development of these young musicians. We are lucky to have her in Prosper! ONLINE VOTING IS NOW OPEN!! Please visit www.WeAreProsper.com and click on the Person of the Year tab to cast your ballot today! You will have until January 22nd to vote. To find out who wins…watch for your February Issue of PROSPER Magazine!!

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