Mike Brock and Andrew Dishman are co-owners and partners in bringing their vision to life. Ever since Mike was a child, he always dreamed of opening his own venture into retail. He has worked in the industry for over 20 years as a leader and director in the fields in thoughtful curation, grass roots business development and visual stimulation. Andrew has over 15 years of working in the finance, medical and social sectors. Most recently he has focused in empowering the emotional and developmentally challenged individuals by being a mentor through empowerment to enable.

Mike and Andrew both love to travel and enjoy uncovering local finds, the pulse and characters of each small town or village and enjoy exploring the beauty and nature of the great country we live in. They both fell in love with Texas and all of the wonder it has to offer on one of their trips. After the opportunity arose, they decided to take the bold step and go after their dream of —feet first—together.

They wanted to ensure that their venture matched their values of unity through community, supporting artists and makers both locally and in the states, and leaving the world better than we found it. This is how White Elephant was created and chose Waco, Texas as the perfect place that represented their values.

Mike and Andrew are excited to share their vision with you and get to know their new found friends and neighbors, artists, makers and guests in the space opening later this year, in gatherings and throughout the beautiful city of Waco and great state of Texas.


All photos on this site were taken by Andrew Dishman as he has been travelling throughout Waco to truly capture the heart of Texas.