Those who can, do… but those who want, do more. So mimics the career path of Amber Thomas, Owner/President of Platinum Top 50. A native of San Antonio who grew up watching her father work in the real estate community, Amber attended college at the University of Texas, graduating in 2005 with a love for Austin, a passion for Longhorn football, and a BS in Advertising. She returned to San Antonio after school to work as the Director of Marketing for Scott’s Inspections and three years later became owner of PT50. Since 2008, the business has boomed under Amber’s leadership; entries into the program increase every year and the company continues to reinvent itself to stay on top of what’s new in the marketplace. In 2011, PT50 expanded to Austin. Amber continues not only to do, but also to do more for her clients – she recognizes the privilege she has to acknowledge deserving realtors, highlighting their professional and civic leaderships. Though Amber loves her work so much her mind is constantly thinking of new ways to bring value, she does find time to spend Saturdays at the park with her two young sons, travel with her husband, and play hostess for dinner parties with friends.
Fun fact: During college, Amber lived in Spain where she explored the country and backpacked through Europe with little more than $650 and a Euro-rail Pass.
Office and Event Coordinator
Often, one important life choice can lead a person to their future… Which is exactly what brought Kelly Maizel to Platinum Top 50 as our Office and Event Coordinator. Kelly was born and raised in San Antonio, the youngest of three girls and the daughter of a custom homebuilder. After graduating TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas – she chose to Rock Chalk Jayhawk as a college student at the University of Kansas. With a BS in Psychology and plans to move to Atlanta or Washington DC, Kelly instead decided to move back to San Antonio and join Image Homes, a local custom builder, where she oversaw more than $15M in development projects. Her four-year stint at Image Homes introduced Kelly to PT50, where she has worked since 2010. Moving back to Texas after college led Kelly to a job she loves – planning PT50 events, working directly with clients, and being a part of an ever growing and changing company. On the weekends, Kelly loves to explore the city through the eyes of her two-year-old daughter, FaceTime with her best friends who live far away, and spend quality downtime with her friends and family.
Fun fact: Kelly has seen every episode of “Friends” and can quote most episodes with little prodding from others.