Amy Shackelford started in August of 2011 as the Event Manager. Amy’s extensive experience includes Director of Catering and Event Sales at City Club and Catering Sales Manager for The Fort Worth Club. She graduated from the Neeley School of Business at TCU with a Marketing degree while interning for the Fort Worth Club and has completed her CMP and CTA designations.
Growing up in Graham, Texas, she watched as her mother created beautiful wedding cakes and her passion for event planning was sparked. She has executed many events such as marriage proposals, lavish wedding receptions, and even a luncheon for Former President Bush and the First Lady, Barbara Bush. She has worked with dignitaries, celebrities, volunteers and with many nonprofit committees. She specializes in helping make events go smoothly, but takes pride in taking it a step further by ensuring her client’s experience a “day to remember”…whether it is a bride on her wedding day or an administrative assistant preparing for the company board meeting.
Amy is the wife of Ryan, they have 2 young sons and a wire-haired pointing griffon, Goose. She and her family love outings and going to their farm. Amy is involved in Make-A-Wish, Safe Haven, Junior League, West Area Council Board of Chamber of Commerce, Todd Hall Memorial Golf Tournament, Delta Gamma Alumnae, and Ridglea Hills PTA. Her family and volunteer duties keep her busy away from Cendera.
Sandy started at Cendera in 2011 as the Front Desk Receptionist and was an integral part in the daily operations of the Center. Sandy moved to the Event Production side last summer and helps run the office. Sandy keeps all of our files and the calendar maintained for us. Sandy grew up in Fort Worth, loves the local music scene and shopping for the best fashions. Sandy loves bartending in her spare time and spending lots of time with friends and most importantly her dog, Hogan.
Operations and Beverage Manager
Heather is our newest employee and works hard to ensure all the details for your event are complete and that she exceeds your expectations in all the aspects of your event. Heather has held many positions in the Event industry, from sales to caterer, bartender and event coordination. Her experiences help her to understand all the roles assumed during an event. She graduated from Texas Tech with a Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management degree. Heather is skilled in mixology and safe service. Heather volunteers for Life in Deep Ellum and Sandwich Mobile. Heather and her husband, Damany love to travel, host friends and spend time with their son.
Brodrick started full time with the Center a year ago but before that had worked as a contract laborer since the renovation. He is the employee you will see working hard during an event set-up, execution and tear down. Brodrick’s determination and customer service skills make him a great asset for Cendera. He is dedicated to learn more about the industry and is looking forward to becoming part of our AV Team. Brodrick is going to celebrate his marriage to Kenya this August and is looking forward to having a step-son. Brodrick plays basketball and loves football with his family.