Resource Center Dallas in partnership with Modern Luxury is proud to have honored last years winners at an evening of food, libations and music celebrating Five of Dallas’ finest individuals.
‘The Five Factor’ recognizes five of the Dallas’ finest in the areas of Fashion/Design, Culinary, Arts, Philanthropy and Sports.
The following 5 individuals have burst onto the scene in 2009 and made a difference in their field in the last twelve months. These are 5 to watch in the years to come.
Christine Cook (philanthropy) is the President and Owner of Sleep Experts. A native Dallasite, Christine’s commitment to her community is inspiring. Each year, Sleep Experts donates beds to dozens of charities, most recently 120 beds to the Ronald McDonald house valued at $350.000.
Blythe Beck (culinary) is the Executive Chef at Hotel Palomar in Dallas where she treats her loyal following to her signature Sexy New American Cuisine. Her large and loyal fan base spans every demographic, celebrating Blythe’s passion for food, her lust for life, and her recipe for guilt-free living.
Gonzalo Bueno (design) is an interior designer extraordinaire with offices in Dallas as well as Monterrey, Mexico. Already widely popular in Mexico with clients such as the President of Mexico, and other high profile celebrities, Gonzalo’s aesthetic can be seen in some of the most dynamic spaces in Dallas.
Merrill Squires (sports) is the President and Managing Partner of Hawkeye Sports and Entertainment a highly respected sports marketing …. Merrill has been able to marry his personal passion to improve health and wellness in this country through lifestyle marketing (sports/entertainment/philanthropic) into a successful business. Merrill also founded SOD – Soul of Dallas. SOD’s mission is to build programs and awareness that bring not just heart but soul to Dallas through the arts, community and environmental platforms.
Lucy Paige Billingsley (arts) is a Partner in the Billingsley Company where she manages the office property portfolio including undertaking the second phase of One Arts Plaza, (Two Arts Plaza). Returning home from stints in New York City and Los Angeles, Lucy carries on her family’s tradition of shaping the landscape of Dallas.