texas crystal staff
Marta K. Mattox was exposed to business at an early age through her father, Matt J. Karpan and a family business which became known worldwide as manufacturers of Craftsman and Waterloo brands of tool boxes, roller cabinets and medical crash carts. A graduate of Hollins College of Roanoke - Virginia, she was also the first women to attend the all male Washington & Lee University (as an undergraduate during the non-war years), where she studied journalism and business. She studied abroad through Hollins Abroad - London and interned as a sales analyst for Clinique, Inc. at their Londonheadquarters.
Marta attended summer classes at University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson School of Foreign Affairs, University of Northern Iowa's Northern Review Writer's Program and the noted University of Iowa " Writer's Workshop". She ran a full service advertising and public relations firm in Houston, for nearly ten years and provided marketing and press services to a wide range of national and international accounts. She was an assignments editor for KHOU-TV, soon after she was given an innovative, new assignment she now describes as, "I was Court TV...before Court TV!"
Curt Porter has been in the bottled water business since 1982. He prides himself on providing outstanding & reliable customer service. He considers it "one of his duties to get someone to smile every day!"
He is father of two childen and is actively involved in lives of four grandkids. He is passionate about the game of golf (a 12 handicap!), boating (when it's too hot to play), a talented cook, and flying professional stunt (lit) kites at night.
Patti Sargent-Neely, Office Manager is married and the mother of three. She is a "Jill of all Trades" in that she has been an office manager for 15 years for a family owned business in which part of her job description included babysitting infant and adult chimpanzees as well as a menagerie of other exotic wildlife. Following that she has owned her own business and freelanced as a professional assistant. She and Ms. Mattox have had both a personal and professional relationship for over 25 years. Patti's interests include gardening, camping, pottery and travel.
andrew walker hawkins
In Memorium, Andrew Walker Hawkins, Texas Crystal Sales Manager for 12 years (2000 - 2012) R.I.P. dear friend.