Meet the Team
Karen Vermaire Fox
As the Managing Partner of Quindigo Management, Karen works with association boards and committees to create and implement strategic plans. Once these are created, Karen works with volunteers and Quindigo staff to achieve the goals of the organization. This includes membership development, website design, meeting planning, fundraising, event management, financial planning and other issues as they arise.Karen focuses much of her work with The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth and the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association while working closely with new associations that have contracted for services with Quindigo to ensure immediate success between the leadership and the staff.Karen has a background in association management and spent several years working in the membership department of The Council for Exceptional Children overseeing board development, goal setting, website design and membership development. She has also worked as an 8th grade English teacher and for the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics. She is an active volunteer in the community and sits on the advisory board of Kids Who Care. Karen is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in English and Education. She is also the mother of three fabulous, mostly adult children.
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Shane is a Senior Manager with ULI DFW.
Shane Burton is a skilled Senior Executive and IT Professional with more than 20 years of success
spanning real estate, information management, local government, and nonprofits. Leveraging extensive experience in designing and delivering high-performance tech solutions for the public and private sectors, she spent the last ten years specializing in IT Infrastructure and Operations.
Shane is an asset for companies requiring expert assistance with growth
management, organizational strategy, large-scale project management, or policy and procedure
development. Her broad areas of expertise include business process improvement, infrastructure development, vendor and client relations, project management, and strategic planning.
Shane has held leadership positions with Dallas County, the City of Irving, and several nonprofit boards and committees throughout her executive career. Shane now provides IT Consulting services and serves as the President of a real estate holding company.
Shane holds an Associate of Arts from Tarrant County College and a Certified Government Chief Information Officer designation. Shane is the mother of four children and two golden doodles. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, and traveling.
Mary Jane Debenport
NUCA Texas, North Texas, Gulf Coast, and San Antonio
Mary Jane Debenport is the Executive Director for NUCA (National Utility Contractors Association) Texas and its affiliated regional chapters. She is instrumental in organizing the board and committees in their production of an annual Clay Shoot, Golf Tournament, Live Trench Training, safety meetings, and networking events.
Mary Jane is a masterful arranger, upbeat and strategic. Her career is varied and includes advertising agency and non-profit hospital fundraising, educational, and public relations experience. She also serves as an associate for Project Partners working for some of their non-profit clients. When not working, Mary Jane is managing a select soccer team, volunteering for a PTA board or her Ryan Place neighborhood, or cheering on the sidelines for one of her precious four kiddos. For fun, she can be found at a 5:30 a.m. spinning class or enjoying an adult beverage with her husband of 22 years, Mark.
Kristen is the Director of Events and Education for the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, where she helps plan monthly education workshops along with their annual fundraising events. She is also the Director of Training and Education for NTRCA’s Elevate program.
As a graduate of Texas Christian University, Kristen has taught middle school English, worked in non-profit administration and focused on communication and giving in corporate public relations. She is active in her church and at her three kids’ schools.
Kristen's super powers include eagle eye editing, making people feel welcome, effective and efficient budgeting, and raising 3 amazing kids.
Lisa has over 25 years’ experience in customer service and account management.Lisa works with the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association as the Membership Director. NTRCA holds its members to the highest standards in Texas, and Lisa works to make sure current and new members meet these standards.Lisa is a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, and she and her husband Chuck have recently become empty nesters. She spent over 25 years in PTA where she served in numerous offices (great skills training for Quindigo!) Lisa is a passionate quilter and sewist, making pillow cases for Cook Children's Medical Center, and quilts for A Memory Grows.
James is the Assistant Director of Design Build Institute of America - Southwest Region Association responsible for assisting the executive director and the board as well as overseeing social media and the newsletter. He has worked the Texas legislature, at a think tank, a land trust, an orthidic shoe store, a line cook and dishwasher and editor at three award-winning magazines. He previously served on the General Committee for a national Quaker lobbying group and as treasurer of a non-profit.
He also is a freelance writer covering art, architecture, politics, urban affairs and occasionally Star Trek for publications including Arts and Culture Texas, D Magazine, The Appeal, CityLab, Huffington Post, Next City, Jewish News Syndicate, Texas Observer and Star Trek Magazine. He also edits newsclips and reports on state affairs for Quorum Report.
Clearly the Fort Worth native does not have a lot of free time. He attended two colleges. One closed and the other lost its accreditation.
Rachel has been a partner at Quindigo Management since 2017.
She first began working for Quindigo Management in 2012. She has been involved with the growth of many organizations in the North Texas area, including the Tarrant Transit Alliance where she served as founding President from 2017 - 2022, the Urban Land Institute, Community Design Fort Worth, The Cultural District Alliance, the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, and Entrepreneur's Organization of Fort Worth, and the Cowtown Executives Association, among others.
In addition to her work with Quindigo Management, Rachel works as a freelance event manager for Non-Profits like the Near Southside Inc., Cuisine for Healing, and Imagination Fort Worth. She is also the Exhibition and Performance Manager for the Currents New Media Arts Festival in Santa Fe, NM, a role she has held since 2013.
Before working with Quindigo, Rachel worked as a stage manager for the UNT Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, TX. She has over fifteen years of experience in the management of live events and performances.
Rachel graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011 with a BA in both Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Arts. She now works remotely and lives in the North Fork Valley of Colorado with her partner Kyle and her three dogs Luna, Jupiter, and Forest.
Janet is the Administrator for the Exchange Club of Fort Worth. She is responsible for distributing the weekly newsletter, assists in event planning, and day to day operations. She manages all financial aspects including accounting and invoices twice yearly for dues and assessments.Janet came to Quindigo after a career with American Airlines in Marketing and 13 years as a successful business owner. She is a member of Arborlawn Methodist Church and has 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. With her husband Jim, they enjoy golf, movies, travel and anything TCU sports related.
Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth
Haley is the Business Development Director working with Tarrant Transit Alliance and the Events Coordinator for the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth. She has worked with non-profit organizations since she’s been able to talk, but decided to make it a career four years ago. She has experience in growing new business for organizations and finding solutions mutually beneficial for all involved. Her passion is helping people lead their best lives their way. In addition to working at Quindigo, she is also President of With A Little Help, Inc., a volunteer organization that focuses on developing recreational opportunities for adults with muscular dystrophy.
Haley is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and in true Big10 fashion, an avid football fan. In her free time, she is either visiting friends, family, and most definitely enjoying new and delicious food.
Dee Lara O'Neal
Dee Lara O'Neal is the Executive Director of the Design Build Institute of America - Southwest Region Association. An established local artist, she has previously served as Executive Director of Fort Worth arts nonprofit, Art Tooth, and has a longstanding history of collaborating with some of North Texas' most esteemed cultural institutions.
She looks forward to contributing her enthusiasm for good design and creative problem solving skills to assist the DBIA-SW Board. A Texas native, Dee lives in Fort Worth with her engineer husband, their young son, and their two cats - Copernicus and Jerry Lee.
The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth
Kelle is the Director of Membership and Public Relations at The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth. In her role as Director of Membership she works to grow the membership through one on one interactions with current and potential members. She facilitates a monthly Member Get Together where members can build their business network. As the Director of Public Relations, she maintains a current website, facilitates weekly social media posts, creates monthly ads for both Fort Worth Business Press & Red News publications. Additionally, Kelle ensures a weekly Enews is distributed to current and potential members as well as all events on the calendar.
Outside of Quindigo Management Kelle is the owner of her own photography business, Kelle Moulton Photography. She focuses on fine art. corporate events, architecture, and corporate headshots.
Her fine art photography has shown in several local galleries and most notably she co-curated an all-Woman Photography show last year at The Grackle. Kelle’s most recent achievement was receiving a 3rd Place Ribbon for one of her fine art photos from the 2019 State Fair of Texas.
Additionally, Kelle enjoys photographing corporate events, taking completion photos for commercial construction and real estate, and providing headshots for corporate professionals; as well as private milestone events. Her clients include, Cowtown Executive Association, CMAA, CREW Fort Worth, EO Fort Worth, Harris Kocher Smith, North Texas Roofing Contractors Association, The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, Tarrant Transit Alliance, The Whiting-Turner Construction Company, USS Fort Worth.
More about Kelle’s photography business may be found at kellemoulton.com
Kelle received her BS in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. She is also the mom to 2 grown children and has called Fort Worth home for over 20 years.
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