DT | Sprint Presents: Women to Watch with Troost Market Collective
Sprint's Women to Watch series dives into the journeys of women leaders making a difference in Greater Kansas City!
This month, the founders of Troost Market Collective will be joining us to share their inspirational career journeys. These two entrepreneurs started their own independent projects before collaborating on a joint venture organization. Together, they aim to create equitable economic opportunity for creative entrepreneurs, inspiring future generations through innovative partnerships and programming.
Crissy Dastrup is the CEO of Dastrup Creative Group, a marketing and consulting firm with a focus on midtown development, education and innovative initiatives, civic and neighborhood projects. She is the co-founder and Director of Operations and Development of Troost Market Collective. She is passionate about forming relationships in local government and the development community that support our city’s health and growth. She works on many community initiatives within the education and innovation landscape, leads civic and neighborhood projects, and champions the downtown/midtown renaissance. Crissy is currently serving as the legislative aide to City Councilman Eric Bunch.
Katie Mabry van Dieren is the is the CEO and Curator of one of the world's top indie craft fairs, The Strawberry Swing and the Co-Founder and Director of Arts & Programming of Troost Market Collective, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create equitable economic opportunity for creative entrepreneurs, inspiring future generations through innovative partnerships and programming. Katie is a champion for community and the maker movement. Her own maker business, Papillon Kate, leads one of Etsy's largest maker teams with over 800 local Etsy businesses. She is also a contributing writer to The Kansas City Star's Maker City KC, which highlights the city’s many makers and entrepreneurs, creating an audience for maker spaces and the spirit of innovation in our city. Katie also is the lead for the Makers & Creators track of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. She is the owner and co-founder of Craft Show Success Follow her on Instagram @strawberryswingkc and @troostmarketcollective and @troostaplooza @craftshowsuccess