In the office
Jamie was born and raised in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She began her role as the Tahlequah Main Street Director in 2019. She attended NSU before attending the California School of Culinary Arts, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005. On her free weekends, Jamie can be found kayaking on the Illinois River, or camping at Lake Tenkiller with her husband and two teenage sons.
"For the past 25 years, the businesses on Main Street have played a part in all of the important milestones in my life. At 15, my very first job was a waitress at the Shack Cafe on Main Street. My afternoons in high school were spent at the Redmen shop and Coney Island (Vidalia's). My time at NSU was spent equally between the NSU Playhouse and Granny's Attic. My engagement ring was purchased from Meigs Jewelry and my child's first pair of tennis shoes came from Felt's shoes. My role as the TMSA Director gives me the opportunity to give back to the community that has always been there for me."
Fun Fact: She loves roller coasters!
Admin Assistant/Event Coordinator
Downtown Tahlequah is a charming & unique place... not only is it noticeably full of native culture & historical nostalgia but it is also saturated with the arts. I believe our Downtown has much to offer its community members along with its many merchants. As the newest member of the Tahlequah Main Street Association, Amy is committed to the revitalization & economic vitality of our great Downtown area. Amy is a local business owner herself, Amy's Eats & Treats, mobile food service. She graduated from OSUIT with her associate degree in culinary arts in 2016. Amy is a mother to 4 lovely young men & an avid lover of the arts, nature, food, music, etc...
Fun Fact: Amy likes to set up her food truck up at music festivals for her "own selfish needs".
Organization Committee Chair
Jessie moved to Tahlequah from NC in 2017. She met her husband who was raised here while he was serving in the Army. After the hustle and bustle of deployments & military life they decided to take a step back in time to a slower paced, less stressful life - Tahlequah met those needs. Rural small town life was a bit of a shock as she was a military brat then spouse, only ever having lived in large cities. Since moving here and discovering the deep sense of community along with all the ways to be a part of it, she has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Feed my Sheep, at each Red Fern Festival & recently joined the Organization Committee on TMSA. In 2019 when presented the opportunity to help the community in a unique way, she took over the Facebook page Tahlequah Info and has ran it ever since, a labor of love alongside her full time business as a Realtor with Century 21 Wright Real Estate. “I don’t think I would have ever had the confidence to strike out and start a business whose success relies on my community and my relationship with the community, in any of the bigger cities I’ve ever lived in. Tahlequah is a special place and I’m glad to be able to give back to it however I can.”
Fun Fact: She went skydiving on her 18th birthday!
Justin is currently serving his first year as a board member and is a member of the Design committee. Justin is new to the area and enjoys the downtown area. He says it is a vital part of our community success and is very excited to have a role in the continuing excellence.
Fun Fact: Justin has worn actual real life astronaut gloves and helmet and has rode in the the lunar moon rover. Additionally, he and his have 7 rescue horses and a wild mustang on their farm.
Economic Vitality Committee Chair
Kelly thoroughly enjoys giving back to the community that raised him and made him the person he is today. He wants to be a part of something bigger that has an impact on generations to come. "What better way to do it than to join alongside like minded, driven individuals who want the same thing."
Fun Fact: Kelly enjoys anything to do with OSU Cowboys. "I would watch them compete in Tiddlywinks if they had a team! "
Economic Vitality Committee
Susan moved to the area from historic Paseo District in Oklahoma City just before the pandemic shut down the world. Susan is a Physician Assistant, Principal faculty - NSU Physician Assistant Studies at the NSU Muskogee campus, she bought a house in Tahlequah because she loved the downtown area. She is a believer in supporting local business and is looking to get plugged in to her new community.
Kristy is currently serving as a member of TMSA as President-Elect and is on the promotions committee. Kristy became the owner of Junie's Closet in 2021 and enjoys pageantry as her primary hobby. She enjoys developing her girls into confident, kind, contributing members of our community is her primary goal in life. She serves as a TMSA board member because as long as Tahlequah is growing, her business is growing. She enjoys the social opportunities awarded to her through her service to downtown Tahlequah.
Fun Fact: Kristy was crowned 2020 Mrs. Northeastern Oklahoma International
Annie joins TMSA to share her experience in the financial industry to help the Tahlequah Main Street Organization, community and local businesses while expanding her knowledge of the importance of the Main Street corridor and its impact on Tahlequah. She also enjoys being involved in the community and serving on the board provides the opportunity to participate in different projects, activities and events.
Fun Fact: She can play the violin!
Rian is currently serving as the TMSA Design Chair and economic. She is the owner of A Bloom Flowers & Gifts located in downtown Tahlequah and loves staying involved in the downtown district. Her favorite season is summer because she enjoys being outside and spending time at Lake Tenkiller. She serves on the TMSA board because she has a passion for our downtown area. She believes it is a major highlight of our town and would like to have a role in making it better. She was born and raised in Tahlequah and TMSA is her way to give back to the community.
Jami is currently serving as a member of TMSA. She is a Sevenstar activities coordinator with American Indian Resource Center in Tahlequah. She attended Northeastern State University on a music scholarship in 2000, but ended up with a communications degree instead!
It's afforded her the opportunity to work for multiple wonderful organizations, marry and raise her family here as well as connect with her tribal culture and history as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She serves to promote and preserve the downtown area in Tahlequah. To Jami, it's important to bring people both that live here and that travel here to our downtown. She feels that Tahlequah has so much to offer, both culturally and historically, and she is proud to be a part of this community. It's necessary to have involvement in your community if you want it to be successful.
Tyler is a previous board member, after taking a break, he is back! Tyler is a local Real Estate agent with Century 21 and is a downtown property owner. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife Sidni and there 4 dogs and loves to hang out outdoors with his friends any chance he gets. Tyler serves on the TMSA board because Tahlequah holds a special place in his heart and he wants to do his part as member of the community to continue to improve and work hard for his community.
Fun fact: Tyler has a sandwich named after him! That's right, on any given day you can take a trip to one of Tyler's favorite downtown establishments, Vidalia's and order The Shockley!