Luncheon Meeting (Members and guests)
Speaker: Kelly Howard, Bayou City Outdoors. Topic: "The Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Houston this Fall"
Kelly’s career has spanned from self-publishing books and magazines to in recent years, publishing one of the largest digital newsletters in the region. Kelly is an expert in creation and marketing for membership- and subscription-based companies. She is skilled in building bridges between online content and off-line events that create opportunities for people to meet, get active and learn new outdoor skills. She is a past University of Houston Small Business Development Council entrepreneurial mentor for up-and-coming business leaders.
For years, Kelly was nationally renowned as the Singles Specialist when she worked with True.com as their Chief Love Officer. She also played the lead matchmaker as the founder and owner of two high-profile dating membership companies.
Kelly never shies away from a camera. In the 90’s she had her own TV show – “Just One Look” – on Houston’s CW affiliate. Since then, she has appeared on the CBS affiliate’s “Great Day Houston”, FOX News and in publications including the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press and 002 Magazine. Her accomplishments include the MS150 Green Team Award, Best of Houston® recognition in the Houston Press, and voter’s choice award for the NBC affiliate’s Click2Houston contest.
When she’s not in the office or embarking on a new business venture, she can be found kayaking, biking, hiking or backpacking.