Bart and Nate Nichols are a father-son duo who are jumping in to business together. Bart is an entrepreneur with several businesses in the DFW area and his son Nate spent 7 years in the Air Force working on power production before transitioning to the public sector. They are the newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit Owners in Frisco, Texas.
Military Service is a family tradition for the Brown family and Willon Brown spent more than a decade in United States Marine Corps. He shares his story and a little unclassified information about psychological operations. Willon is also one of the newest Dickey's family members in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jason and Howard Henry are brothers who share an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for food. They share their journeys including working at movie theaters, returning to school, and the importance of working with family. Jason and Howard are the newest Dickey's owners in Marietta, CA.
Dhaval Shah has spent his career in hospitality. He's committed to helping his community, particularly providing clean water to advance education of women and young girls. During the Covid-19 pandemic he also used his Minneapolis hotel as a way to provide housing for homeless and housing insecure members of the community. Dhaval is also the newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit Owner in Virginia.
Josh Hicks spent more than 2 decades in the military and government contracting. His Air Force experience not only introduced him to his wife on the firing range but also had him stationed in Europe for a number of years. He and his wife are committed to giving back to the community, including as the Newest Dickey's barbecue Pit Owner in Rockwall, Texas.
Demetrius Gibson is a dedicated public servant - serving on the board of directors for the Township of Cook County and the board of trustees. He is committed to diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness. Demetrius is also the newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit owner in Schaumburg Township, Illinois.
On this episode of Dickey's Doing Good, we're hearing from Daniel Unsworth, After spending time in the United States Army, Daniel became an aerospace contractor for the government. He is a jack of all trades who has created businesses to address community needs. including his latest adventure - the newest Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Ohio.
Warren McClendon spent four years seeing the world and serving his country with the United States Navy. After his time in the Navy, he transitioned to a 13 year career in law enforcement including the Magee and Brookhaven, Mississippi Police Departments.
Now Warren is opening a new career chapter as the owner of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Little Rock, Arkansas. He plans to continue to grow his barbecue empire across Arkansas. He shares his story and some secret recipes of his too!
Law enforcement is the family business for Detective Angela Arredondo. She has spent more than 23 years as a Dallas Police Officer and her husband, Robert Arredondo, is the Chief of Police for the Victoria Police Department. But that's not all! DPD's Explosive Detection Canine Apollo is Angela's partner and is part of the family. You might even see them patrolling at Dallas Love Field Airport.
Angela loves to give back to the community through her work with the Assist the Officer Foundation, as well as the nonprofit Kate's Books, which she founded with her daughter to help provide books for unprivileged children across Dallas.
From playing collegiate basketball and being a a golden gloves champion to taking bad guys off the street and starring on the TV show Dallas SWAT, Dallas Police Department Detective Misty VanCuren's personal and professional experiences have given her some incredible stories. Check out the second part of the Dickey's Doing Good interview with her.