About Our Team

Max Clark
Founder

Max Clark

Max is the co-founder of Clark Gardens. His late wife, Billie Clark, and he built the gardens as a private oasis to enjoy. Later on, in 2000, the gardens were opened to the public as a 501c3 non-profit. Max is 92 years young and loves working in the gardens. Before the gardens, he owned his own business, which required frequent travel. While traveling, he would purchase two paperback books, one for the trip to his destination, and one for the journey home. This book collection is what lead to his love of reading and evolved the 1,000 plus book library in his home (westerns were always his all-time favorite). Max has a love and passion for the gardens, unlike anyone else. In his free time away from the gardens, he is either watching historical movies or enjoying time with his family.

photo credit Jennifer Crenshaw Photography

 

Carol Clark Montgomery
Director of Clark Gardens

Carol Clark Montgomery

Carol is the Director of Clark Gardens. She has grown up around the gardens but joined the team full time in March 2008. Carol is an alumna of Tarleton State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduation, she worked at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas as a Microbiologist and later moved to Bryan/College Station, where she lived for 30 years. During this part of her life, she became the sole owner/operator of a catering & event company. After success in the business, she opened the Kyle House. She has been happily married for 42 wonderful years to her husband, Dr. Mark Montgomery. They have three beautiful children named Clark, Travis & Molly, and the light of their lives, a precious four-year-old granddaughter, Vivian. Carol loves to explore new places and meet new people. She and her husband find true happiness in entertaining. They enjoy a glass of wine paired with tasty food, often cooked out of their very own vegetable garden. A fun fact about Carol is she loves her chickens.

photo credit Jennifer Crenshaw Photography

 

Ansley McEntire
Assistant Director

Ansley McEntire

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Ansley is the Assistant Director of Clark Gardens. She has been with the team since March 2017. Ansley has always had a real passion for events. In fact, she knew she wanted to work in this industry since she was eight years old, right after planning her first event. Ansley has a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Public Relations and Event Management. Her favorite flower is a tulip. Fun fact is that she married her high school sweetheart in a botanical garden. She and her husband have two fur babies they adore. She is extremely passionate about traveling. Currently, her number one on her must-visit list is Greece. Lastly, the first dance is her favorite part about a wedding.

photo credit Jennifer Crenshaw Photography

 

Stephanie Taylor
Director of Private Events

Stephanie Taylor

940-682-4856 Ext: 104

Stephanie is the Director of Private Events at Clark Gardens. She has been with the team since August 2019. She is an alumna of Tarleton State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree emphasizing in Public Relations and Event Management. Stephanie is an adventurous person that loves to travel and try new things. She has been married to her college crush for three years, and they have one fur baby, Miko. Together they love to explore and do anything related to outdoors. Health and fitness play a huge role in their lives. Stephanie is very outspoken, easy-going, and loves to build relationships with new people. Working in the events industry has sparked a passion for all that she does. Her favorite part about events is seeing everything come together. She says there is nothing more spectacular than to hear a client’s vision and see their eyes light up when it comes to life.

photo credit Jennifer Crenshaw Photography

 

Millicyn Slovensky
Event Venue Coordinator

Millicyn Slovensky

940-682-4856 Ext: 104

Millicyn (Milli) is the Event Venue Coordinator at Clark Gardens. She has been with the team since November 2019. She is currently a senior at Tarleton State University where she is working on her Bachelor of Science degree emphasizing in Public Relations and Event Management. Family is a huge part of her life. She is a city girl and an excellent listener. She absolutely loves horoscopes and enneagram readings; she is personally a Libra/#8.

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