"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek
Amanda Kelly brings over 30 years of customer service with 10 years of web and social media development experience to TFM. Her previous experience was centered around big corporate restaurants chains like Brinker, Darden, Carlson and Landry's where she excelled in corporate restaurant training, restaurant restructuring, public relations & marketing. Amanda can be found on site every Saturday at the Tomball Farmers Market and works off site Tuesday through Friday.
Amanda Kelly has been with Tomball Farmers Market off and on as a volunteer since 2014 as well as worked for several vendors in various positions. In 2019 she was hired as the onsite TFM Market Coordinator. Her main goal as Market Coordinator was to help small businesses grow within TFM and work within the community to help grow everyone.
Amanda was promoted to Market Manager in April 2021. She oversees the day to day operations of the Tomball Farmers Market and works closely with the TFM Board to ensure the TFM Bylaws and guidelines are met keeping in line with Tomball Farmers Market's vision. Amanda works jointly with the TFM Vendor Committee to review and vet all potential incoming vendors ensuring they are vetted and meet the guidelines to vend at TFM.
She also works in conjunction with Harris County Public Health, Texas State Chemist and Texas Department of Agriculture to ensure that TFM vendors permits and licenses are up to date and our vendors have everything they need to grow their business successfully. Amanda is an active member of the Tomball Rotary and the Greater Area Chamber of Commerce and regularly attends Tomball City Council and City events.
Amanda believes strongly that, "The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first." - Iyanla Vanzant.
TFM Board Members
Interim President and current Treasurer
Chris King is a business advisor at the University of Houston Small Business Development Center in Midtown, Houston. She has over 30 years’ experience in entrepreneurship, small business development, consulting, strategic planning, contract negotiations, and non-profit development. She received her MBA from the University of Phoenix majoring in Accounting.
Chris proposed and was awarded four airport concession contracts in the state of Texas. The results, of the above-mentioned awards, were owning and operating three restaurants and one national franchise from build out to start-up and opening. Prior to operating and owning airport food and bar concessions, Chris was the president of a prime concessionaire (1996 - 2006) that held the contract with the Houston Airport System. She oversaw 32 food and beverage concessions in four airport terminals.
Chris is also certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She enjoys working with small business owners from startup to strategically growing their business to its fullest potential. Evenings and weekends, you will find Chris wearing the entrepreneur hat. She is known in the cosmetic and toiletries industry as Chris King, the owner of Pampered Sisters Artisan Bath Products. She has been open for business 10+ years and hasn’t looked back.
Pampered Sisters is a home-based online business located in Tomball, Texas. Recently, she published Disconnect to Reconnect: Relaxing and Recharging. Chris King loves to give back to the community by serving on several boards either as an officer or committee member.