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Our Mission

Our organization’s primary mission is to  develop leadership skills in children and adults by encouraging artistic
expression, applying collaborative  techniques to increase awareness of self  and others, and stretching creative limits
through out‐of‐the‐box thinking.

Our Story

Every business has a beginning, and this is where you talk about yours. People want to know what opportunity you saw or how your passion led to the creation of something new. Talk about your roots--people wanna know you have some.

Meet the Team

Kelly Kronfeld

Artist & Founder

Kelly Kronfeld is the founder and owner of art & kustom kreations® in Houston, Texas. Kronfeld began the company in 2003 following years of experience as an educator. She built the company on the working conviction that there is more than one way to do the same thing, and adding creativity makes it all the more interesting and fun. Her beliefs were developed...

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Mark Smith

Co-Founder

Mark Smith is a founding partner of Smith Reed & Armstrong, PLLC where he focuses his practice on general business, health care and EMS/public safety related matters.

 

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Tessy Windle

Co-Founder

Tessy is he founder of Artistic Celebrations. She’s always had a knack for artistry and portrayed it in her corporate posts that include 15 years of in the event industry and 14 in teaching. Because of, she started the company with a focus on children’s events, most specifically birthday parties and baby showers. Soon after...

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Carrie Giokas

Board Member

Carrie Giokas is an experienced nonprofit volunteer with over seventeen years of experience working with children’s groups. She has recently joined the Foundation for Creative Leadership after working on the Pearland Mural Project. She has had experience with all aspects of a nonprofit including fundraising, event planning, and parliamentary procedure. She spent eight successful years in the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) in Pearland, most recently as President at Leon Sablatura Middle School. She currently owns The Sugared Pear Boutique with her husband Angelo Giokas. She has been a Real Estate agent and the Broker for 15 years. She has a Bachelors degree in education from Houston Baptist University.

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Israel Gonzalez

Board Member

Izzy got into the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Program in 1987 and became a PGA Pro in 1990. He grew up in Huffman and has managed courses in Houston, Kingwood and Chicago, Illinois. He spent time working with golf legend Arnold Palmer and hosted a Secret Service tournament in Kingwood, where he met former President George H.W. Bush.

Jason Shipman

Board Member

LMT & Owner of Wellness Integration Center - Jason’s passion is using his massage and reflexology skills to help ease your suffering. He prides himself on his compassionate listening skills, and his goal is to help you with your current issues of the day. He knows that one therapist cannot be everyone’s therapist, so he has no issue with referring you to someone else if he cannot help you.

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