Our Team

Kris Bartholomew Founder and CEO Our Turtles and Tees founder and CEO has spent most of her career in finance and accounting for multiple corporate entities. After many years of searching for fun and functional golf apparel for her daughter, Kris decided to create her own not only for her daughter but for all of the up and coming Junior Golf Girls at clubs and on tour around the country. In her spare time, Kris enjoys being the golf cart chauffeur for her daughter, taking long walks, and getting as much beach time as possible.


Jerry CableVice President of Sales - Club and ResortJerry brings over 40 years in the golf and golf apparel business to T&T’s. He has marketed and represented lines such as Bobby Jones, Cutter & Buck and Fairway & Green name a few. Keeping in tune with the changes and functionality needed on the green, Jerry is in touch with clubs and tours both introducing and promoting the entire T&T line. Jerry is very active both on and off the course playing golf, running marathons, and following his son on the PGA Tour.


Christina Elias Operations Manager Christina is hands on and our everything girl on the T&T’s team. Her background is in the apparel industry having worked for Lilly Pulitzer, Tracy Negoshian and Brides Against Breast Cancer. Christina handles all corporate accounts, assists in print and pattern design, heads up our marketing and brightens our team with her amazing positive attitude and smile! When Christina is off duty, she can be found spinning and taking Pure Barre classes. She also enjoys hanging out with close friends by the pool.


Kara Welsh Athena Apparel Kara spent more than 15 years in the athletic and apparel industry working for prestigious clothing brands like Reebok, Timberland, New Balance, Foot Locker and Bauer Hockey. She felt there was a void of outsourced design companies that offered a full range of services, and this is how Athena Apparel Solutions was established in 2010.



Victoria Johnson Business Development - Club and Resort Victoria comes to Turtles and Tees with a background in Retail Management working for Lilly Pulitzer. She was also in charge of all Sports Marketing at Morehead State University. We are thrilled to have Victoria on our team heading up our New Business Development Team! In her spare time, Victoria is busy keeping up with Mary Charlotte and traveling to Baseball Games to watch her Super Star Husband Graham.


Fatema Poonawala Graphic Designer and Print Creator Fatema makes our Turtles and Tees prints come to life!  Fatema also helps with our Marketing and Advertising department by keeping the Turtles and Tees web site fresh and updated.  She yells us that Photoshop is her best friend and can turn all of our ideas into Turtles and Tees reality!