Allie Van WagonerCo-Founder & CEO
Hi, I’m Allie and I love our local DFW community! I’ve worked with hundreds of local business owners and marketing professionals in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex helping them share their brand stories online. I was born in Dallas, grew up in the metroplex, and DFW (currently Denton) is where I have chosen to raise my 4 children. Accidental influencer, I have partnered with start-ups, small businesses, and global brands. I can’t wait to learn more about your business!
Holly writes Kids Activities Blog and runs the Quirky Momma FB page. She has co-authored three best-selling books including 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! Holly accidentally started a blog 12 years ago that now is her dream job. She has been featured on multiple radio interviews, TV appearances, and podcasts. Holly has been featured on The Today Show and Mashable named Holly #7 in the Top 10 FB Live Stars to Follow. She now coaches and speaks on creating your own work from home experience at HollyHomer.com. Holly resides in Flower Mound, Texas.
With more than 30 years of hands-on entrepreneurial business experience, Paul brings real-world knowledge in business operations to Metroplex Social. As a strategic thinker, Paul ensures focus on the mission to deliver real, tangible results. He is a respected business leader in industry circles, having co-founded a major global restaurant brand that has received several awards and designations over the years. Paul and his family have been featured on CNBC, Fox Business, Emeril’s Table, Travel Channel, Celebrity Apprentice, The View, and Food Network’s Giving You the Business. We’re so happy to have Paul on the Metroplex Social team!
Mary Jo TsimboukisContributing Writer
Mary Jo resides in Frisco, Texas with her husband, TWO sets of twins, and handful of rescue pets.Besides running a busy household, she can be found volunteering at her children's school and church, walking her beloved dog Baloo around the neighborhood, planning parties, and exploring the greater Dallas area to find the best gems the area has to offer. You can read all about her latest party ideas and fun finds around Dallas on her blog, Mrs. Party Planner.
Laura TyeContributing Writer
Laura is a native Texan who has lived in Mckinney for the past 12 years with her husband Jared. She is the mom of two boys and two spoiled rotten dogs! Laura is a local North Dallas photographer who specializes in newborn photography and operates a photography studio in downtown Mckinney. When not working, she loves to travel and is constantly planning her next trip. She also runs a travel blog, Whimsy and Wander!
Alana ReyesContributing Writer
Lana is a lifestyle and natural parenting blogger located in Dallas, Texas. She has a one year old son and enjoys hosting play dates and networking events for parents and other women in the DFW area. Find her at Life and Lana.
Melissa De La RosaContributing Writer
Melissa is a former kindergarten teacher, turned stay at home mom. She lives in Grand Prairie with her husband and almost three year old daughter. Having just recently moved back to the area Melissa is excited to explore the Metroplex and everything it has to offer. To find out more, be sure to check out her blog - Hey There Melissa