Member of the Month: Tasha McKinzie, Nextep

Let’s give a round of applause to our June Member of the Month, Tasha Mckinzie! Tasha is an experienced business consultant for Nextep, a Britney Spears aficionado with a killer shoe collection, and has dedicated the last ten years to CrossFit and nutrition. Read on to find out more about Tasha and Nextep.

Nextep’s goal is to give its clients the best of both worlds: the benefits and state-of-the-art technology large companies offer, as well as the personal service and flexibility smaller companies provide. They elevate the employment experience for businesses by delivering cutting-edge technology, unbeatable expert support, and HR where you are.

What do you do at Nextep and in what circumstance would I come to you for something? 

I am a Business Consultant for Nextep, we are a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) helping small to medium sized businesses with payroll, health insurance, workers comp and HR services. 

What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation? 

Besides my elevator pitch for Nextep? Health and fitness—I’ve dedicated the last 10 years to CrossFit and the last 5ish to nutrition. 

Where are you in birth order (oldest? middle? youngest? only child?) and do you think it affects your personality? 

Youngest. My sister was an overachiever academically, so I really had to shine in other areas. It was tough being compared to her but I think it made me push harder. 

Do you prefer being active or relaxing during your free time? 

Active. Besides trying to get to the gym during my free time, my husband and I do our best to make sure our 2 year old son enjoys the zoo, parks, trails and playing in the rain. 

Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)? 

Dog. At one time I had three dogs (two bull terriers and a great dane/lab/pit mix) along with fostering for a local rescue. I’m the crazy lady who is chasing dogs out of the road.

What’s one song or artist that you’re embarrassed to admit you like? 

Not at all embarrassed but I love Britney Spears but people like to make fun of me over it. 

What is one of your favorite things about being a member of the root coworking? 

I enjoy coming in and seeing my coworkers and all the other members at the root coworking. Even if I don’t know someone’s name up here, I try to smile and say “Hi,” or ask how they are doing. 

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Member of the Month: Miguel Alaniz, RestoreMasters

Ring ring! Incoming call from: Miguel Alaniz, our August Member of the Month! Miguel is the Director of Sales for RestoreMasters, a national roofing company, who recently landed on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing private companies, and America’s Top 100 Roofing Contractors. Miguel might just be the busiest member we have at The Root, as he is tasked with training, and educating local reps with the tools and technology to serve their customers and community. We’re lucky to have this Texas native, turned Tulsa resident, as a member of ours!

Member of the Month: Alan Faulk, Serial Entrepreneur

Have you met our July Member of the Month, Alan Faulk? Answer is: probably yes! Our go-to guy who is always down to participate, make friends, and connect you with whoever or whatever you’re needing at the moment. It’s always nice to have him around—whether it’s giving a new perspective you haven’t considered before, or pointing you towards the best dive bars in Tulsa, Alan is the guy!

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