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.
Fun Fact: She is a Roller coaster Junkie!
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".
Overflowing with a rich history and a welcoming community, Kelten believes Tahlequah offers amazing opportunities to those who drive through its beautiful, diverse scenery. As a local college student, Kelten loves to generate excitement for the plethora of unique experiences one can enjoy in Tahlequah’s historic downtown. In fall 2022, he graduated from NSU with a bachelor’s in media studies and is currently pursuing a master’s in public relations. Kelten aims to be as involved in his student experience as possible, so he works for The Northeastern Student Media Outlet on NSU’s Tahlequah campus as the advertising manager. In his free time, Kelten, with his trusty Canon camera, captures the sheer thrill and fast-paced essence located at any dirt track within a two-hour drive.
Fun Fact: His favorite music genre is Bluegrass!
President/ Promotion Committee
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.
"I love Downtown Tahlequah and want to preserve the center of our community for my children! As a business owner, I understand that for one to succeed, we must all succeed"
Fun Fact: Kristy was crowned 2020 Mrs. Northeastern Oklahoma International and is the Red Fern Festival Pageant director.
Treasurer/Organization Committee Chair
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!
Economic Vitality Committee Chair
Shelby was born and raised in Tahlequah and is a Site Recruiter for Provalus, she is a mom to two little girls and is happiest when her schedule is full. Most evenings you can find her on a softball field, soccer field, or a cheer gym!
"I love Tahlequah and want to be a part of the growth and improvement of downtown and seeing its' continued success brings me so much joy! ."
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
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. Susan joined TMSA because she truly has a desire to see Tahlequah be wonderful. She wants to meet people, make relationships/friends. Promote a viewpoint of tolerance, acceptance and respect for all - by example.
Fun fact: She was in love with Robert Blake ("Baretta") as an adolescent. "Pretty sure that, and other odd idols, permanently warped me. "
President -Elect/Promotion Committee
Michael joined the TMSA board in 2023. He is the general manager of Kroner and Baer in downtown Tahlequah and serves on the promotions committee.
Fun Fact: He is a self proclaimed nerd at heart. "Game of thrones, dungeons and dragons, marvel, video games... I'm living the teenage dream."
Michael serves on the Tahlequah Mainstreet board because "I've seen the benefit it brings to the community and I want to pay it forward and assist with that growth. With various events and programs, Main Street is doing a lot of good and having a lot of fun, and I'm excited to be a part of it!"
Fun Fact: He has 15 different houseplants!
Christie was born in Poteau, Ok Raised in Summerfield,Ok. She went to Highschool in Ft Gibson, and moved to Tahlequah in 1999. Christie is a respiratory therapist at Northeastern Health Systems. She is Married, has two step kids, three children, six grandkids and one on the way.
Fun Fact: Christie grew up spending most of her life doing outdoors activities with her grandparents farming, gardening, hunting, quilting, and fishing.
Design Committee Chair
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.
Economic Vitality Committee
Tucker came to Tahlequah over three years ago for school and baseball, and absolutely fell in love. "This town has so much to offer with so many amazing people that I just couldn't leave." Tucker and his wife Kirstyn are newlyweds, married in 2022. Tucker wants to be more involved and give back to the community that has been so amazing to him!
Fun Fact: Tucker played college baseball at Seminole State College and Northeastern State University, appearing in over 140 games, and starting 126 of those games.
Karen and her family moved to Tahlequah during Covid and wants to be more involved in the community. Karen is a former educator/administrator turned Realtor/Home Baker/Crafter! She enjoys helping others and being creative.
"I enjoy working with and meeting people from all walks of life. I have watched as Tahlequah Main Street has accomplished some amazing things that past couple of years and I want to be a part of this wonderful team and continue to move Tahlequah forward over the next few years!"
Fun Fact: She is adopted and recently found her siblings!
Faith is a recent graduate from Tahlequah High School and attends Northeastern State University. Faith serves on the Main Street board because "it is important to me to give back and make a difference in the community that has given so much to me!"
Fun Fact: Faith is a 2023 Remember the Removal bike rider!