March 29: Amanda Moreno-Lake, Owner of of Lake-Moreno LLC, CEO of VA Capital and C&K Capital

Our guest for the March 29th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Amanda Moreno-Lake, Owner of of Lake-Moreno LLC, CEO of VA Capital and C&K Capital

Amanda Moreno-Lake has been in the construction and real estate business for over twenty years and has helped build Bishop Arts into what it is today. She bought her first business there in the 1980s and now owns a big chunk of it. She currently serves as the President of Redevelopment at Jim Lake Companies and as an active partner in several investments.

She has proudly completed the redevelopment of the downtown square in Waxahachie and Bishop Arts District. Her newest projects and efforts are going toward the redevelopment of the downtown square in Ennis and Cedar Hill.  

Aside from real estate and construction, Amanda has owned her own fair share of businesses including a beauty salon and western-wear store. In addition to Amanda’s business operations and partnerships, she has been a part several boards including the DART Board of Directors (2013-2021), Dallas Arboretum Board of Directors, Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Board, Fair Park Texas Foundation Board of Directors, UNT Dallas Foundation Board, UTSW Redbird Community Forum Board, and the Blue Guardian Foundation Board.

Amanda is the co-founder of Mammogram Poster Girls and is actively involved with their community. For the past four years (2020-2024), D Magazine has featured Amanda in their Dallas 500 of Most Influential Leaders.

Guest Amanda Moreno-Lake, Host Steve A Klein

March 1: Cade Griffis, CEO, D-BAT

Our guest for the March 1st edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Cade Griffis, CEO, D-BAT

D-BAT was founded in 1998 by Cade and Kyle Griffis. CEO, Cade Griffis began traveling to different cities giving private lessons. Cade and his brother Kyle quickly realized that they had a rare opportunity at their fingertips.

Their simple goal was to provide an indoor facility that matched the level of quality players in the area. They turned their dream into a reality with their first location in Addison, Texas. This facility quickly became the top indoor Baseball and Softball training center in the country.

In 2009 the D-BAT team decided to take their idea to the next level by giving others the opportunity to own their own D-BAT Academy. Beginning with just 3 locations in their first year, their business model has grown to over 160 locations.”

Guest Cade Griffis, Host Steve A Klein