Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream
Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream, a Lexington company specializing in craft ice cream using local ingredients to create fun, unique flavor combinations. She opened the Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge, with her husband, Mike, in 2015 and will be opening Crank & Boom second location at the Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington in the summer of 2017. Toa has received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Commerce Lexington (2015), the Green Initiative Award from Commerce Lexington (2013) and the “One to Watch” Award from the Lexington Forum (2016). She is a graduate of Leadership Lexington, Leadership Central Kentucky and Leadership Kentucky. In 2017, she became the youngest, female minority member of the Commerce Lexington Board of Directors.
She has created community partnerships through her businesses with Seedleaf, Nourish Your Neighborhood, On the Move Art Studio and numerous other community organizations. She enjoys travel, cooking, and Disney movies. Having been born in Lexington and grown up in Frankfort, Toa bleeds Kentucky Blue through and through despite having attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated in 2004 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a specialization in Public Relations.