We are driven by

Community, Creativity, Discovery and an Open Mind

Driven by their love for exploring local markets, their fascination with the talent of hand-crafters throughout the Bay and the identified need for a one-stop-shop for locating them, the Market Mafia brain child was born between two best friends.  The Market Mafia has become a passion project providing a creative outlet and opportunity to get involved in our community.

Lady Bosses

Tara is a Hoosier and proud St Petian where she lives with her husband Shawn, daughter Dallas and fur babe Gypsy. By day Tara is the Market Administrator with Markets for Makers. She writes a column for Green Bench Monthly magazine called Movers & Makers about the St. Pete market scene, upcoming events and ways to support small. She enjoys using market finds to decorate her bungalow and chasing markets with brewery stops to find hotspots for Coffee to Cocktails blogs. She's always excited to connect with fellow yogis, cat lovers and book nerds.

Meet Tara

Originally from New Orleans, Kim is a Big Easy transplant to the Tampa Bay area and has resided in Clearwater for the past eight years with her husband Tito and fur baby, Deuce. When not being a lady boss Mafia style, she works by day in the commercial real estate industry. In addition to being a market enthusiast, Kim adores beaching for hours on end, reading, paddle boarding, live music, adventuring with her amazing friends, exploring craft breweries, singing in the car, traveling and photography. Oh and she loves meeting new souls, so if you see her out be sure to say hey!

Meet Kim

Rachel is a content creator, writer, and social media enthusiast. She currently studies Journalism and Media Studies at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Rachel is a live music enthusiast and enjoys cultural events, visual art, and collecting vinyl records. She adores St. Pete's beautiful beaches, stunning murals, and tasty food. Rachel has a passion for all things local and loves supporting small businesses. When she isn't at a local market or adventuring around St. Pete, you can find her posted up between two palm trees, relaxing in her hammock.

Meet Rachel