You’re probably thinking, “who runs this thing?”…
Meet Karen Jobe, Co-Owner of Indie Trunk Show! Karen is a retired Reading Specialist and lives just outside OKC in the small town of Noble. Her love of crafting and creating is central to what we do. Karen is married to Tom, and they have 2 grown children, Stacy (the other owner of Indie) and Kevin.
Karen is the mapping genius behind Indie. Organizing over 200 vendors can get crazy, and she gets them all spaced out and perfectly aligned. Did you know there are 13 categories of vendors at Indie? From jewelry to woodworking, we have a little bit of everything that Oklahoma has to offer.
Oh! And EVERY vendor is an Oklahoman! Karen has lived in Oklahoma her whole life, so shopping locally is important to her. When you shop local, so much more of your dollar stays in the community! And when you buy from a local maker, they are more likely to spend their earnings at other local establishments!
In her spare time, Karen loves to shop. One of her favorite things is stumbling upon new local makers and encouraging them in their business. That’s the reason behind Indie’s workshops. We want to provide local makers and crafters with the tools they need to be successful in today’s creative business market. Karen is passionate about building a community of local Oklahoma makers that work together instead of competing with each other. That’s what Indie Trunk Show is all about!
We hope you can make it to our May 14th show at the fairgrounds, we would love to meet you!