Rob Mashigian is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Texas Dream Cruise. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI (16 Mile and Woodward), he became a resident of Frisco in 1996. Being from the "Motor City" and having a father that worked for GM forty-one years, and home of the Woodward Dream Cruise makes it obvious to understand where his passion and appreciation for cars originated. Rob earned his Bachelor's Degree from Oakland University. He brings extensive leadership experience driving sales, operations, and culture turn around for as many as 18 mutli-million dollar locations in a once fortune 500 organization. His dream is to bring the thrill of the Dream Cruise to all walks of life in the southwest U.S. while supporting select charity organizations. He and his wife Angela have 3 children (5, 7, 9) the youngest a boy. While spending most of his free time supporting his children in sports activities he still manages to play Ice Hockey once a week for the Beavers. Rob owned a 1968 GTO with a Hurst Dual Gate Slap Stick Shifter and currently has a 1997 30th Anniversary Z28 (Super Charged w/ Nitrous). He sees himself in a 60's Corvette or late model Ferrari in the near future!
Rick Fletcher is a co-founder of Texas Dream Cruise, a native Texan and a resident of Frisco since 1998. Active as a volunteer in the community and serving on many charitable boards, he brings years of leadership, organizational planning, marketing and fundraising skills to our team. Rick has served recently in such roles as chair of the Frisco downtown advisory board, as a Frisco planning and zoning commissioner, a Heritage board member – where he is spearheading a project to build a replica of the city's 1912 jail, a lector and usher with his church, and as chair of Friends of Scouting where he and other fellow Eagle Scouts raise needed funds for the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin, Rick founded HRchitect and is the youngest recipient of a lifetime achievement award in his profession, and his firm has received multiple honors such as Frisco and Collin County businesses of the year. He and his wife Janey have two college age children and spend almost every weekend in the Fall traveling and rooting for the Oklahoma State Cowboy football team. Rick has restored and owned a 1969 Lemans convertible and a 1973 Opel GT. He currently drives a Lexus SC430 but is looking for that next muscle car to buy – he's hoping to find the perfect one on June 29th!
John Shannon is the Brand / Creative Director of Texas Dream Cruise. More to come about John soon!
Whitney Iggins is the communications manager at Texas Dream Cruise, a former Frisco resident and currently living back in her home state of Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University in Speech Communication. She brings experience in organization, communication, student service and marketing to her role. Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and loves to travel. She grew up with a father who is an avid car enthusiast. Her dream car is and has always been a Corvette.
Jeff Swope is the Web Director for the Texas Dream Cruise. His history of performance cars, trucks and motorcycles is quite extensive with 28 unique custom modified vehicles in the past 13 years. His first vehicle being a naturally aspirated 500hp solid roller 355ci 1981 Chevy "Short Wide" driven to high school really put the gasoline in his blood at an early age. By excelling in technology he taught his computer classes through high school and taught himself to program websites his first year of college. In 2000, at the age of 19 he became an entrepreneur with his own company Innovation Software. He quickly became an expert in object oriented, dynamic, database driven web development early on. Coupled with web marketing, web psychology, design, advertising and search engine optimization he makes a bullet proof and cost effective solutions for local businesses. With over 350 completed web projects under his belt, a performance vehicle background and a "anything is possible" attitude it made sense to include him in the Texas Dream Cruise team. When free time prevails, he doesn't like long walks on the beach. He prefers to race sport quads, ride Harleys, or do some rock crawling in his Polaris RZR-S. His current vehicle is a red 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty - Regular Cab 4x4 Diesel with a 4.5" lift and 35" tires he calls "ClifFord" and yes, it has over 500hp
Joe Ellis is our Director of Sales. Joe has resided in Frisco since 1998 and has 3 children. Jack is a student at Collin College while Rebecca and Joey attend Wakeland High School. Joe has worked in the medical sales field for the last 20 years. He has been involved as a league director and board member for Frisco Baseball and Baseball Association, president of the Preston Highland Homeowners Association and very involved at St. Francis Church in Frisco. Joe believes the key to working with companies is to be flexible and do business that works for our sponsors.
Angela Mashigian is the Texas Dream Cruise Treasurer. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Angela moved to Frisco, Texas in 2002 after just one visit. It was love at first sight! In 2003 Angela and Rob were married and now have three very active children. Taylor-9 is in softball, basketball, and loves to cheer for her Razorbacks in the FFL. Mia-8 is also involved in softball, basketball, and cheers for the Colts in the FFL where Angela is her coach. And Mason-5 loves all sports, especially soccer and skating with the Stars Mini Mites. Angela has a Bachelor’s in Business degree and has a long history of success in outside sales, marketing, operations, and customer service in the health, fitness, and family entertainment business. Currently the Regional Sales Rep for multiple natural body care, supplements, and green lifestyle lines, Angela overseas the sales, training and contract negotiations for her clients in over 150 retail locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. As far as cars go- the rumble of his V8 and the whistle of that Supercharger helped Rob with first date, but my Yukon XL is a must for all these kids and sports equipment!
David Stana of Silver Star Pictures is the official photographer for the Texas Dream Cruise. With a degree in automotive technology, and an ASE certification (Retired), along with being a certified photographer from the Professional Photographers of America, David brings a different perspective to automotive photography and event coverage. His love for automobile photography started many years ago with photographing Formula One racing at Watkins Glen with legendary racers like Emerson Fittipaldi and Jackie Stewart and an official photographer for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (pvgp.org) He now is using his talents covering events and doing Automotive Portraits for collectors and owners of fine automobiles. He has received many international awards for his work and is proud to be part of the Texas Dream Team Silver Star Pictures.net – Events - Commercial Imaging – Fine Art
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