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.
Karen Vermaire Fox
Mary Jane Debenport is the Executive Director for NUCA (National Utility Contractors Association) North Texas. 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.
NUCA North Texas
Mary Jane Debenport
Ryan is a 6-year military veteran with the 82nd airborne division and a second-generation construction industry professional with a decade of experience in the roofing industry. He holds a license for both commercial and residential roofing work from the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) and has led projects that went on to win 3 Golden Hammer awards from the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association.
Ryan is currently working with NTRCA to train and add labor to the workforce. As an experienced roofing contractor, he has written and developed in introductory course to roofing and is actively working to bring more young adults into the industry.
Kelly Kirkendoll, President of Thrive PR, is an accomplished communications, public relations and marketing expert with more than 20 years of experience. Her career started in corporate marketing, and then she spent 6 years as the Director of PR/Marketing for a start-up company, where she was on the core team that took the company public. In 2003, she founded Thrive PR, where she and her team work with business owners, nonprofit leaders and associations across a broad range of industries. She specializes in telling clients’ stories in ways that help them expand their reach, attract the right customers and grow.
During her career, Kelly has worked closely with business owners and nonprofit leaders in a wide variety of industries, including: restaurants, professional services, nonprofits, associations, the arts, construction, travel, retail, roofing, beauty, sports, telecommunications, franchises and banking. Her experience spans virtually every facet of PR and marketing, including strategy, branding, media relations, marketing communications, social media, influencer relations, email marketing, advertising, product marketing, competitive analysis, pricing analysis and more. She and her team use this experience to manage clients’ ongoing public relations, brand management, social media and marketing communications needs, allowing them to focus on what they do best: running their businesses.
One of Kelly’s specialties is media relations, and her PR credentials include gaining media coverage for her clients by CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fortune magazine, Dallas Morning News, Good Morning Texas, BusinessWeek, Chicago Tribune and more. In the past, she has also worked as a regular contributing writer to 2 magazines and has been included in the National Directory of Editors and Writers, featuring America’s top editors and writers for hire. Kelly was also a founding board member of Cuisine for Healing, a Fort Worth-based nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers nutritious, delicious food to cancer patients in need.
Kelly received her BBA in Marketing from Ohio University, summa cum laude, speaks to local and national organizations and has called various places in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (including McKinney, Fort Worth and Addison) home for the past 20 years.
Sam is the Executive Director of The USS Fort Worth Support Committee, a 501c3 nonprofit membership support organization focused on recognizing and promoting the achievements of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), and spreading awareness throughout the local community.
She attended Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, TX with a degree in Art and Graphic Design. She worked for multiple marketing agencies before starting her own freelance design company in 2016. Sam is passionate about art, travel and giving back to her home town of Fort Worth.
USS Fort Worth
Rachel is a partner at Quindigo Management where she works as the head of training and technology. She also works with Quindigo Clients, including leading the Tarrant Transit Alliance as President and working with the Urban Land Institute to help them expand into Tarrant County.
In addition to her work with Quindigo Management, Rachel works as a freelance event manager for Non-Profits in the Fort Worth area and works in the summer as the Exhibition and Performance Manager for the Currents New Media Arts Festival in Santa Fe, NM. Before working with Quindigo, Rachel worked as a stage manager for the University of North Texas Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, TX. She has over ten 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 and is the dog-mom to two wonderful pups.
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.
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 provides administrative support for the Cowtown Executives Association, producing a weekly newsletter, maintaining the association’s web page, and preparing for weekly breakfast meetings. Lisa also collects and tabulates data on member attendance as well as leads and sales figures. She manages the application and approval process for all new member applicants in CEA.
She has also joined 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, where she and her husband are active in their church. She spent over 25 years in PTA and is a Texas Life member. She served in numerous PTA offices, where she supported the schools her two grown children attended in Fort Worth ISD.
CEA and NTRCA
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.