Vikki Evans likes to keep busy. When not doing volunteer work, her day job since 2012 (24 hours a day!) has been as a Realtor with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty and she feels that she was destined to be a Realtor. She is an expert networker, people-connector, and has boundless energy. She's an articulate speaker and an active listener. She stays busy and appreciates that her clients are busy, too. They value her honesty and trust her opinions. Her hard work, diligence, and positive attitude make buying or selling homes a very pleasurable experience for her clients. Vikki's success in the business has been validated by her achievement of the coveted Circle of Excellence (top producers) membership every year since her first full year in the business. In 2014, Vikki's husband, Rich Evans, retired from a career in investments and joined her at Martha Turner Sotheby'''s International Realty. Together, they are an extremely formidable pair and have really enjoyed building their business together.
Vikki's other "work" is giving back to the Houston community, and for more than 30 years she has served in leadership positions on the board of the Jewish Federation, where in 1994 under her leadership as Women's Philanthropy Chair, created the centerpiece fundraising event, Collage, and in 2001 led the Houston Community Mission. She has also proudly served on the boards of The Houston Jewish Community Foundation, The Jewish Community Center, the Women's Business and Professional Group (President 2015-17), BNI Greenway Plaza, and The Emery/Weiner School. In 2016, Vikki was nominated for Woman of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which culminated in donations of over $76,000- more than enough to name a research grant in memory of her beloved Aunt Linda.
Since 2014, Vikki has proudly served on the board of Jewish Family Service, where she co-chaired Reel Hope, the annual Gala in 2016, surpassing fundraising goals with over $500,000 in donations. She has served on the Film Selection committee for ReelAbilities since its inception and is thrilled to be chairing the ReelAbilities Film Festival in 2017.
When Vikki is not working, she enjoys exploring downtown Houston, traveling and enjoying the latest local restaurants, films, theater and music. Vikki and Rich have been married since 1986 and are the parents of two grown daughters, Emily and Rachel, and their French bulldog, Lola.
ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival is presented to the City of Houston by Jewish Family Service and its Alexander Institute for Inclusion.