Our mission is to create equitable economic opportunity for creative entrepreneurs, inspiring future generations through innovative partnerships and programming. 

We envision a diverse community hub of creativity and expression, where people from all backgrounds are empowered to expand local economies while building a stronger neighborhood and community.  

 

Our Board

Tammy Buckner   Board Member

Tammy Buckner

Board Member

Crissy Dastrup   Co-Founder & Board Member

Crissy Dastrup

Co-Founder & Board Member

Katie Mabry van Dieren   Co-Founder & Board Member

Katie Mabry van Dieren

Co-Founder & Board Member

Merritt Munoz   Board Member

Merritt Munoz

Board Member

Avrell Stokes   Board Member

Avrell Stokes

Board Member

Advisors

Daniel Serda
Urban Development

Rick Usher
City Planning

Alison Patterson
Fundraising

Pat Jordan
Advisory Committee

Quinton Lucas
Community Outreach

Mike Zeller
Strategic Planning

Diana Keating
Retail

Claire Brand
Operations

Amy Slattery
Architect

Audrey Clemons
Real Estate

Donald Maxwell
Legal

Natasha Bailey
Culinaire

 

OPERATIONS

Troost Market Collective (Troost Mar-Co.) is a joint venture, founded and operated by Crissy Dastrup, owner of Dastrup Creative Group, LLC (DCG) and Katie Mabry van Dieren, owner of Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair (SSICF). Troost Mar-Co operates as a 501(c)(3), and acts as the design-build master (anchor) tenant of a group of real estate assets along the 3100 block of Troost between Linwood and 31st Street.

Memberships sustain overhead. Additional funding is raised with revenues allocated to four major categories:

  1. Shared collective equipment and resources;
  2. Subsidized collective memberships (priority will be given to qualified tenants living east of Troost);
  3. Key operations/staffing;
  4. Programming & community outreach that create opportunities for current and future residents living east of Troost.

Troost Mar-Co. also has underwriting opportunities for services and materials.