Beth Beck, PhD, Aimee Woolverton, and Dana Brock

MillHouse McKinney
Leading Women

Beth Beck, PhD, Aimee Woolverton, and Dana Brock

MillHouse McKinney

MillHouse McKinney

Dr. Beth Beck never imagined she’d embark on an entrepreneurial path. She worked for more than 30 years in the federal government, including at NASA Headquarters. When she retired, she anticipated exploring art, checking out festivals, and hanging out at her McKinney home reading or gardening.

Instead, this social scientist started not one but two organizations. She co-founded MillHouse McKinney and MillHouse Foundation with her sister, Aimee Woolverton, and Dana Brock. They understand the power in women coming together to ideate, unwind, and innovate, and under their guidance, creative female entrepreneurs have a place to flourish in the Metroplex.

Nestled within the picturesque Cotton Mill in McKinney, MillHouse McKinney is a dynamic community hub spanning 14,000 square feet and boasting private studios, co-working areas, inspiring speakers, enriching workshops, and much more. It’s a haven where women gather to connect, create, and collaborate.

“Our focus is helping women enhance their earning potential,” says Beth Beck, PhD. “We want women to learn from each other to elevate their skill sets.”

Membership at MillHouse McKinney offers a plethora of perks, including access to co-working and collaboration, shared photography studios, weekly speakers, art workshops, and showcase opportunities in the MillHouse Boutique Shoppe. Here, members can seamlessly transition from brainstorming sessions on cozy couches to networking over coffee at the bar, all while forging meaningful connections within the supportive MillHouse sisterhood.

The community’s enthusiasm for MillHouse McKinney is palpable, with members expressing their love for the vibrant atmosphere and sense of camaraderie that fills the air. One member says, “This is the most incredibly beautiful and supportive network of women entrepreneurs I’ve ever been a part of.” Another member comments, “Love the vibe at MillHouse. It’s a great space to meet and collaborate with other female artists.”

MillHouse McKinney’s sister nonprofit, MillHouse Foundation, hosts festivals, markets and events at the Cotton Mill to offer women increased visibility, sales, and new customers.

Beth is particularly excited to host the 2024 International Postcard Exhibit at the McKinney Cotton Mill, benefiting MillHouse Foundation. The event draws artists from around the world to share their unique perspectives, stories, and artistic visions on postcard-sized canvases. “It’s a great honor to be selected as the recipient,” Beth says. “This is the first time we’ve hit the international scene, and we’re excited to engage with a brand-new audience.” All are welcome to attend the exhibition and sale, which runs from September 21 through October 10.

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a seasoned creative, or someone seeking to exchange ideas and experiences, Beth, Aimee, and Dana warmly welcome you to explore membership opportunities and experience the charm of the historic Cotton Mill firsthand. For more information on memberships and upcoming events, visit MillHouseMcKinney.com


610 Elm Street
Suite 1000
McKinney, Texas 75069