Portrait of a GFFer: Adam Fenner

Meet Adam Fenner. Adam was born in Dallas and raised in Richardson, Texas. He has been with GFF for 3 years and is a member of Scott Sower’s studio. Adam and his wife Lindsay have three children, Dylan (5), Graham (4), and Tessa (1). Read more about Adam below!

  1. I married my high school sweetheart.  We started dating when we were 16.
  2. As a kid I wanted to be a chef.  I would wake up early in elementary school just so that I could take breakfast orders from my family and cook breakfast for everyone.  Cooking is still one of my favorite things to do on the weekends
  3. Like most people, I love to travel.  My dad was a world class sailor in the Snipe class and my family would travel around the world to sailing championships.  I had been to Japan, Norway, the Bahamas, and Italy before I was 12.
  4. I was captain of my varsity soccer team and a place kicker on the football team.  I still play soccer weekly.
  5. I did a semester abroad in Germany with about 12 other design students while at Texas A&M.  It is by far my favorite semester of school.  I didn’t become fluent in German.
  6. My sister now lives in Australia and has married an Aussie.  We love visiting her.
  7. I have a design patent for a collapsible set of measuring cups intended for children that I designed while completing my MArch at the University of Pennsylvania.
  8. Vices include whiskey and sweets.
  9. Fears include being anywhere that I am unable to see, i.e. the dark or murky water.
  10. I once had dinner with Ross Perot at a Black-eyed Pea.  It was New Year’s day and my family was eating out.  We noticed a guy that looked like Ross Perot sitting alone in a booth and my Uncle, who was a colonel in the Air Force at the time went and asked him to join us.  He did and they shared stories of their time in the service.