Christine Zanjanipour, lover of the Ritz-Carlton and the smell of gardenias, will make her Oral Fixation debut at “When in Rome.”
Christine Zanjanipour was born and raised in Southern California. In 2005, she moved to Frisco with her husband Alex and two boys, Kai and Skyler, in search of a more humble and educationally sound place to raise their children. Christine works as a Regional Sales & Marketing Director for Builder Homesite.
Alia Tavakolian, former Oral Fixation intern and current admirer of Lucille Ball, will at long last make her debut in Hamon Hall.
Alia Tavakolian is a native of Dallas, TX and a recent graduate of SMU. She is a theater artist and dinner party extraordinaire who is obsessed with assembling the best cheese board in the history of cheese boards. She is delighted to be a guest on the Oral Fixation stage.
Pam Stone, lover of Dr. Katz and the scent of sweet fragrant honeysuckle, will make her Oral Fixation debut for “When in Rome.”
Pamela Stone is an award-winning journalist and author whose articles have appeared in the New York and Los Angeles Times syndicates. Her book, A Woman’s Guide to Living Alone, is nationally distributed. She says that writing is in her DNA. Her father often rose at dawn to write Japanese haiku’s.
Paul Scott, lover of Curious George and the scent of clean crisp air, will yet again grace the Oral Fixation stage as the sole male storyteller in “When in Rome.”
Paul Scott has collectively spent four years of his life traveling to nearly fifty countries. To support his travel addiction, he will do anything for a frequent flyer mile. Seriously, anything. An HR manager by day, he is a husband, father of two, and dogs and cat owner by night.
Helen Frenkel, comedienne and poetess, will make her Oral Fixation debut at “When in Rome.”
Helen Frenkel grew up in the Soviet Union. She is a published poet, all of her Russian and English poems rhyme. She enjoys doing comedy acts, poetry, guitar and dancing onstage. She eats “Paleo”- simple, natural foods, and is addicted to daily dance. She lives with her husband and son.
Allison Hatfield, a champion sleeper and regular at the Katy Trail, will take the stage at Hamon Hall for “When in Rome!”
Allison Hatfield is the managing editor at Daily Candy.com. She prefers Dallas to NYC, cake to pie, and dogs to cats. She is an English language aficionado and world champion sleeper. Despite poor high school attendance and excessive college drinking, she has managed to keep a well-paying editorial job at the largest media company in America.
Jay Jerrier, owner of Cane Rosso & Zoli’s, will make not pizza but story for his Oral Fixation debut.
Jay Jerrier grew up in Boston and attended Georgetown University. After 20 years in corporate America wearing Dockers and sitting in beige cubicles, he finally snapped and decided he wanted to make awesome pizza for a living. He owns Il Cane Rosso and Zoli’s.
Byron Sanders, an all around good guy, will make his Oral Fixation debut at Hamon Hall.
Byron Sanders serves as the Executive Director of the Dallas Education Foundation, a charitable non-profit that benefits Dallas ISD. He also serves various leadership and education roles throughout the city. His goal: engage with pursuits that improve others’ access to a quality and fulfilling life, wherever that may lead.
Nicole Stewart, creator of Oral Fixation, will tell her first story in Hamon Hall for “Bun in the Oven”. And it’s a biggie.
Nicole Stewart is the creator of Oral Fixation. She spoke about the healing power of sharing stories at TEDxKIDS and TEDxSMU. She’s spoken at the Nasher, walked the runway at Stanley Korshak, and been awarded Best Future Arts Leader. She lives with her husband Anton and Pomeranian Ellie in Lakewood.