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Crystal Walker, Owner & Managing Partner
As a founding partner of Idea Fountain, Crystal brings almost 30 years of experience to the table from the hospitality industry. You can depend on Crystal to give her full attention to the details and deliver her commitment to excellence in customer service. Her passion to give her clients a unique experience ensures that you can focus fully on your guests and never sweat the small stuff. Gaining her immense respect among leading professional partners and contacts throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex, Crystal is an active member of Meeting Planners International(MPI), National Association of Catering and Events(NACE), Texas Alliance of Convention and Operations Managers (TXACOM), Richardson Young Professionals(RYP) and other industry organizations. Her diverse skills include photography, catering management, transport/ travel logistics, and entertainment production. Her resources and skills allow her to stretch the limits for great events. She ensures that Idea Fountain continues to keep up with the latest trends in team building and casino parties to suit the growing needs of modern business.
Her industry peers have acknowledged her dedication to the industry and have awarded her with the 2015 National Association of Catering and Events Rising Star Award. 2016 National Association of Catering and Events Event Professional of the Year. 2016 Texas Alliance of Convention and Operations Managers Gamma Award and the 2017 Texas Alliance of Convention and Operations Managers Industry Professional of the Year. Along with 2019 Texas Alliance of Convention and Operations Managers Community Partner of the Year and 2021 President’s Award from the National Association of Catering and Events.
With over a decade as a Dallas/Fort Worth resident, her love of North Texas is constantly evolving as she seeks out new experiences and ways to enjoy the area. In her free time, Crystal served as the President of the Texas Van Federation, she is the current President of TxACOM. She enjoys traveling all over the country with her sidekick Radar in her restored conversion van, where they enjoy camping and exploring the great outdoors. Because of this she has made valuable connections in every state across this country. She also loves returning to her photography roots to view the world from a personal perspective. A true Renaissance woman.