The Train Quest LLC and Texas Winter Park Inc., Founder and CEO
Austin native Phillis Ahlena Rand is the founder and CEO of Texas Winter Park Inc., the first Black-owned theme park in U.S. history. She also founded party rental company The Train Quest LLC in 2009. She has hosted parties and events in collaboration with the likes of Alamo Drafthouse, 20th Century Fox and PGA. The list goes on. She learned her craft by hosting events for others for years, but her passion and dream of opening an amusement park for families in her home state stems from childhood. Born an intersex woman, Rand is a proud supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community. “Family is family is my philosophy,” says Rand. Her Family Winter Theme Park will launch at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock Dec.2-4.