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Casandra Sowards, who is 26, is the lead sculptor for Billings Productions, which is based in Allen and makes animatronic creatures for museums, zoos, and other exhibits.I just loved dinosaurs when I was growing up in Maryland. I was ten or eleven when I saw Jurassic Park. I had to beg my parents to let me watch it because they were like, “Oh, it’s loud and scary.” It’s been my favorite movie since.In high school, I started watching Face Off, a reality-TV competition between prosthetic makeup artists. I was like, “I want to do this.” So I went to college for special effects makeup, and then I started working at Billings Productions in 2019.Everyone wants bigger dinosaurs. We’re working on a bigger Stegosaurus, because we…

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