The Queen Bee Market was born in May 2010 as the brainchild of sisters Jessica Erickson and Mique Provost. In 2014, Mique, who had been running the show on her own for a few years, decided it was time to move on. That's where Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst came in. Previous QBM vendors with their own company, Peabody&Sassafras, they were broken-hearted at the thought of the show being over for good. With a hope and a prayer (and help from a very supportive family), they contacted Mique about the possibility of buying it and the rest is history!
Allison and Kellie were born in Washington, but raised in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Graduates of Torrey Pines High School, Kellie attended Lewis and Clark College in Oregon and Allison went to the University of Puget Sound in Washington, before both returned to settle back in San Diego. Since becoming mothers in 2008, they have become closer than they ever were and now spend almost every day together with their combined 6 kids (3 each) trying to get work done and having lots of fun! They are thoroughly enjoying their new roles as Queen Bees.