2014 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival Committee
All event organizers and staff are volunteers from the community.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our sponsors and for the strong community support we received in making this premier event a reality.


2014 Festival Chair: Ying Liang

Honorary Co-Chair: Hon. State Representative Linda Harper-Brown





2014 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival Committee


Committee Member Name and Position

2014 Festival Chair Ying Liang
Honorary Co- Chair Linda Harper Brown (State Representative,District 105)
Co-chairs Merna Parcon
Social Media Matt Nauman, Phillip Teng
Boat racing Oliver, Kenn Madsen, Feng Zhang, Freddy Wang
MC Edgar Santiago
MC for Dragon Boating Chris Arnold, Lori Hoff
Culture Program Coordinator Lan Hu, Merna Parcon
Demonstrations & Classes Jessica Pao
Public relations Jim Minoru Makita, Tingting Liu, Alejandra Reyes, Andy Wang, Phillip Teng, Leo Liu
Volunteer Coordinator Ying Dong, Mitchell Mays, Sissi Wang
Media Minoru Makita, Jinhong Liu, Alejandra Reyes
Vendors Angela Chen, Linda Lai
Logistics Linda Li, Gang Hu, Boyang Liu, Wen Zhou, Shirley Xiang, Huang Hua
Lantern Coordinator Sophie Luo
Raffle Coordinator Mel Krater, Rachel Wang
Webmaster Ying Liang
Artwork/Program Design Gang Hu
children activity Coordinator Jessica Pao, Yanwen Zhu
VIP Coordinator Tingting Liu
Awards Coordinator Mel Krater
Shuttlecock kicking Coordinator Rusen Han
Kite flying Coordinator Jessica Pao
Scholarship Program David Hanley
Internship Program Lan Hu
Membership Program Mel Krater, Rachel Wang
Legal Advisor Polsinelli Law Firm
Appointed Photographer North Texas Asian Photographers Association (NTAPA)





2013 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival Committee
All event organizers and staff are volunteers from the community.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to our sponsors and for the strong community support we received in making this premier event a reality.


2013 Festival Chair: Chris E. Wallace

Honorary Co-Chair: Hon. State Representative Linda Harper-Brown

Co-Chair: Merna Parcon





2013 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival Committee


Committee Member Name and Position

2013 Festival Chair Chris E. Wallace - CEO of Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
Honorary Co- Chair Linda Harper Brown (State Representative,District 105)
Co-chairs Merna Parcon
Social Media Matt Nauman , Da Qian
Committee Coordinator Lucia LingJing Liu
Boat racing Ying Wang, Kenn Madsen, Feng Zhang, Jay Hng, Chenran Lei
MC Sam Liu, Edgar Santiago, Molly Thornton,Crystal Cameron, Chris Arnold
Culture Program Coordinator Lan Hu, Merna Parcon
Demonstrations & Classes Min Fen Pao
Public relations Bing Mu, Makita Minoru, Yingyue Zheng, Gang Hu, David Hanley, Fisher Jiaxing Yu, Matt Nauman,
Liang Yue, Brigitte Haining Xu, Jiaqing Jiang, Wen Zhou, Yuan Zhao
Volunteer Coordinator Ying Dong, Aseem Hegshetye, Mitchell Mays, Haiyan Yu, Brian Ce Bian.
Media Minoru Makita, Jinhong Liu, Fleck, Deborah
Vendors Angela Chen.
Logistics Kenn Madsen, Rusen Han, Gang Hu, James Huang. Yingyue Zheng,
Lantern Coordinator Wei Zhang, Cheryle Wenyi Chen
Raffle Coordinator Mel Krater , Jinhong Liu, Yu Wang, Yin Cai
Webmaster Ying Liang
Artwork/Program Design Shirley Che
children activity Coordinator Brigitte Haining Xu
VIP Coordinator Gavin Yu Wang
Awards Coordinator Mel Krater
Shuttlecock kicking Coordinator Rusen Han, Yin Cai
Kite flying Coordinator Sunny Jin
Scholarship Program Ying Liang, Jim Minoru Makita, David Hanley
Internship Program Lan Hu
Membership Program Mel Krater
Legal Advisor Bailey & Galyen





2012 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival Committee

2012 Festival Chair: Ke Bi

Co-Chair: Shirley Xiang

Co-Chair: Hua Huang

Co-Chair: James Huang

Co-Chair: Merna Parcon

2012 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival Committee




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