Krysten Bennett, Riverside Arts Market Director
A native of Jacksonville, Krysten Bennett is a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on the Fine Arts from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Krysten began her career in the development office at Atlanta Ballet and also worked with Georgia Shakespeare Festival before returning to Jacksonville in 2001. She has since worked with The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and as a Senior Public Affairs Consultant with Langton Associates, Inc., securing State and Federal funds for local government projects, including park development and historic preservation initiatives for the City of Jacksonville. Most recently, she served as the Director of The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Krysten sits on the Board of Directors of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Alumni Association and volunteers her time as Box Office Manager for The 5 & Dime, A Theater Company. She is also a proud urban core resident who resides in Murray Hill, our neighbor to the northwest. Contact Krysten.
Jennifer Paulk, Riverside Arts Market Vendor Relations Manager
A Florida native turned Marine Corps spouse, Jennifer has spent the last 11 years bouncing between the East and West coast. During this time, she has completed course work for her Bachelor of Science for Business Administration degree through Campbell University. Her career expertise draws from her time in the Banking and Financial industries.
Jennifer has always enjoyed community involvement in the form of theatrical arts. She has appeared with both amateur and professional organization throughout: Florida, North Carolina, and California. Here in the Jacksonville area she has appeared with: Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET), Amelia Community Theatre, and Players by the Sea. She is a founding member of Jax Treblemakers.
For questions related to becoming a vendor or vendor relations Contact Jennifer.
Heather Bailey, Riverside Arts Market Program Manager
With a passion for the Jacksonville community, Heather Bailey believes in living the change you want to see in the world. Heather graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Art History.
Heather’s background includes communication and programming for an advertising agency, with wedding photographers, and a local museum. Heather was the communications manager for RAM for one and a half years, and has now transitioned into the program manager role.
She lives in the Riverside area and loves being able to walk and bike to work. When not working on ways to improve her neighborhood, Heather spends her time traveling.
For non-profits, special theme days, Morning Yoga at RAM, and marketing/PR Contact Heather.
Harriet Armani, On-Site Volunteer Supervisor
Harriet came to RAM as a visitor on Opening Day 2009, signed on as a volunteer, and two years later accepted the staff position of On-Site Volunteer Supervisor. RAM also utilizes Harriet’s graphic design skills to promote the RAM brand and various Market events.
While Harriet was studying cinematography in Gainesville, she took a job with a printing company, which led her to a career in graphic design. She has since applied her design skills in the healthcare management field, visiting the nation’s capitol as an ambassador for the elderly, at ATP Tennis and currently for C3 Media Group.
A love for quaint historic communities led Harriet to Micanopy, which was settled in 1821 and was the first distinctly US town in Florida. While living there, she co-chaired the Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival.
Harriet is a native of Jacksonville and, for the better part of four decades, has been a resident of the Riverside and Murray Hill communities. She loves food, art, and the outdoors so RAM is the perfect spot for her!
RAM Staff in the TARDIS at RAMi-Con