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Wendi McGowan-Ellis
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Attended University of Texas, Austin
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Hey #Frisco! It's Time for a PNO... Parents Night Out http://vsell.is/1FDFNWC
I also want my kids to see their parents in love. I want them to understand that Mommy and Daddy want to spend time together. We just need a Date Night!
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Hey #Frisco! Set up the grill & open the pool this Memorial Day weekend, but please remember our passed VETERANS http://vsell.is/1cQIske
This weekend is all about remembering those who gave their lives for freedom and enjoying the freedoms we enjoy. Make the most of it!
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In addition to @RidersBaseball almost every night this week, prepping for spring is in full swing in #Frisco! http://vsell.is/1GcvRUk 
Opportunities to up your culinary game, catch a musical, explore newly launched businesses, and and give blood. Prepping for spring is in full swing
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+Wendi McGowan-Ellis where is this park?
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How to entertain the kids this summer? #ART Camps all June in #Frisco! http://vsell.is/1KYfkmR 
"How to entertain the kids this summer?" Well, look no further than the Frisco Discovery Center for art camps of all kinds.
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Get ready to celebrate the FIRST woman of #Frisco… MOM!  Plus, plenty of other fun things this weekend in Frisco! http://vsell.is/1KPjWvL 
Get ready to appreciate and celebrate Frisco's FIRST woman... MOM! Plus, plenty of other fun things to do this weekend in Frisco.
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Frisco Square presents Music in the Square- FREE summer event each Sat night in June, from 7:30-9:30pm http://vsell.is/1eis6Cc
Frisco Square Property Owners Association present Music in the Square a FREE summer event held on Simpson Plaza each Saturday night in June, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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2015 UIL #Frisco High School #Baseball Area Round Matchups http://vsell.is/1Fx4zYd
Frisco High, Wakeland and Liberty all survived their initial playoff round to advance to the 2015 UIL Area Round.
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Fast Facts About the $5 Billion Mile in #Frisco http://vsell.is/1ICafRH 
The $5 Billion Mile is 4 mixed-use developments and $5.4B of investment on a 1 mile stretch of the Dallas North Tollway from Warren Parkway to Lebanon Road
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A @Wendistry"Glam Gal" and fashion tour de force, Lisa Petty, of @DFWstyledaily http://wendistry.com/65wu #SublimeStyle
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Check out this scrappy, savvy, short & sassy Gypset Gal behind Alex & Afton Vintedge... a Tyler Texas Treasure! http://wendistry.com/u1r5 
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  • Lifestyle Frisco
    Vice President, Editorial & Co-Founder, 2013 - present
    As a Co-Founder and Vice President of Editorial, Wendi is responsible for curating content and leading a team of writers and photographers to ensure quality standards and brand vision for the online media property, Lifestyle Frisco. Focused on digital engagement, content strategy, eCommerce, mobile experience, and creative technologies that recognize the "constantly connected" consumer. Directs all social media strategies to identify and deliver branded digital experiences informed by the hyper-local competitive landscape and consumer insights. Drives social media conversations and creates online content to increase consumer and business activity. Frisco continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the country every year since 2000 and for a lot of good reasons. With easy access to Dallas, a moderate cost of living, a Top 10-rated school district in Texas, and a thriving business community, Frisco is a great place to live well without breaking the bank. While Frisco has a rich history, much of the community is less than 10 years old, so Frisco provides a good mix of good ole' Texas and modern amenities. Lifestyle Frisco delivers hyper-local information and content about Frisco life, entertainment, fashion, arts, dining, nightlife, sports, travel, and real estate close to home and even closer to our hearts. On a cutting-edge web and mobile publishing platform, our writers and editors are citizens and denizens of Frisco contributing stories, photos, videos, and events.
  • Wendistry
    Creatist, 2003 - present
    You'll never influence the world by trying to be like it. I'm your creatist, curator, & concierge for whimsical, beautiful things that accent your home, body, and life. As a commissioned artist, texture is a recurring theme in my paintings, and I would describe them as “visually tactile.” I hope that this emphasis suggests the value of awareness of touch for me as the artist, asking the viewer to become more fully engaged in experiencing my work. In addition to representing a carefully edited line of independent Etsy sellers, I also produce capsule collection of clutch handbags using artist’s canvas hand-crafted and carefully painted with highest quality artist paints. Each handbag is a one-of-a-kind creation, and like a commissioned painting, no two will look exactly alike. With a sense of adventure and originality, and the promise of self-discovery, come with me on the journey of a lifetime so you can uncover unique points of view on fashion, interiors, art, and entertaining. Wendistry… Adorn Differently.
  • Valtech
    Digital Strategy Practice Lead, 2013 - 2014
    Digital Strategy Practice Lead responsible for building and leading a team of digital, mobile, social, and content strategists to meet client needs. Focused on omnichannel engagement, mobile strategy, ecommerce, and creative technology that recognizes the "constantly connected" consumer.
  • Acquity Group
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2011 - 2013
    Senior digital business strategist focused on omnichannel engagement, mobile strategy, and technology. Partnered with clients to map the future of their digital and mobile business and create value for their shareholders, clients, and employees. Mapping the path forward to build competitive advantage, create value, manage risk and drive sustainable growth through mobile channels, Wendi was a part of the ten-person Strategic Services Mobile SME (Subject Matter Expert) team. Working with Acquity Group corporate marketing and business development business units, led the Mobile Thought Leadership sub-team to author and manage articles, blog posts, and white papers for the company's mobile point-of-view to all external audiences.
  • Verizon Communications
    2010 - 2011
  • TXU Energy
    2009 - 2010
  • La Quinta Inn
    2007 - 2008
  • PSINet
    2000 - 2002
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I'm your creatist, curator, & concierge for whimsical, beautiful things that accent your home, body, and life. @Wendistry… Adorn Differently.

With over 20 years intra- and entrepreneurial experience providing business strategy, customer engagement leadership, and digital + emerging technologies + mobile consulting, Wendi is a creative professional working in technology and the arts. Branding, Messaging, Visual Communicator, Builder, Strategist, Collaborator, Collector of whimsical things and so, so much more...

Wendi combines creativity with digital expertise as a commissionable painter, curator & concierge of beautiful thingslifestyle editor, and arts advocate based in Frisco, Texas.



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