FOUNDERS

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BARRY ANNINO

Barry is a life-long entrepreneur, pursuing opportunities that provide freedom to live humbly, create change, and build up community.  After spending his early professional years as a tennis pro, Barry pursued real estate investment and development as a sustainable way to create,  empower and impact urban communities.  As architect of the Deep Ellum Public Improvement District, Executive Director of the Deep Ellum Foundation, and Executive Director of University Crossing and Vickery Meadow Public Improvement Districts, Barry brings vision and passion together to embrace the soul of the people and develop vibrant and thriving communities. 

 

DEBORA ANNINO

Spending twenty-five plus years in the fashion apparel and textile industry, Debora led design, merchandising and sourcing teams developing national and international brands.  No longer content to use business solely for profit, Debora passionately pursues opportunities to use creativity for positive impact in the lives and communities of others.  Debora’s vision to leverage business as a tool to minister to vulnerable communities has led her to launch brands, Casita No. 8 and Common Project Ventures. Debora brings creative solutions that create hope and generate opportunity for better lives.  Debora is currently a student at Dallas Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters of Art in Cross-Cultural Ministry.