Member of the Month: Whitney Rabb, Embark
Let us introduce you to our September Member of the Month, Whitney Rabb. Whitney is an oil and gas accountant for Embark, and has been there for a year (happy work anniversary!). Whitney is definitely the “early bird gets the worm” type of person, as she seems to be filling up her second or even third cup of coffee by the time our staff arrives to open at 8:00 a.m. See that tenacious side of her come out—read on to find out her zombie apocalypse plan.
What do you do? Tell us a little bit about your company.
I’m an Oil and Gas Accountant. I work for Embark (accounting/financial consulting and outsourced accounting)—we solve problems for CFOs and their teams!
What’s something that has surprised you about your chosen career path?
I learn something new every single day. Yes, I’m an accountant—most people probably find that boring—but being in the Oil and Gas industry is super fun. Drilling, completing and watching a well become a major producer is very exciting. O&G is an extremely volatile industry, but it keeps life interesting.
How did you end up in your current role?
I started my career in Banking, but quickly realized that was not for me. A friend of a friend was hiring an Accounts Payable accountant at a small E&P company, so I interviewed. Best decision ever! I’ve worked in many areas—Accounts Payable, Joint Interest Billing, Revenue and I’ve done a little Financial Reporting.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional soccer player like Mia Hamm.
What do you do to get rid of stress?
Run or drink a few ice-cold beers.
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A chocolate lava cake (good thing I like to run…)
Would you survive a zombie apocalypse? How?
Of course. We live in the country, so we’d hide out in the underground bunker!
What is one of your favorite things about being a member of the root coworking?
The energy/atmosphere. It’s fun to see the many different companies come together and share a space.
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Oggy oggy oggy! Oi oi oi! Give a proper football welcome to our newest member of the month, Wayne Farmer! Wayne—the most popular human in Tulsa, we swear he knows everyone—is the Manager of Customer Success (Americas) for Interact Software. You can find Wayne walking around The Root with his big beats headphones in all day every day.
With over 1,500 intranet launches and more than 15 years of helping companies to communicate, Interact Software knows what makes an intranet successful. Interact offers a complete suite of professional services, designed to support your company at every stage of the intranet journey to engage your employees and create a more productive workplace.
We’d like to introduce you all to our newest member of the month, Allison Beasley! Allison is the Marketing Director for Capital Homes, which is in the midst of a full rebrand and an overall hectic time for the housing industry. Capital Homes is committed to providing the best new home building process possible. The company was founded in Owasso, Oklahoma, as a way to assist friends, neighbors, and the community to own affordable homes without sacrificing quality craftsmanship, energy-efficiency, or aesthetics.
We’re welcoming in spring with a new Member of the Month, Kevin Steinkirchner, Business Development Manager for Bitwise Industries, a tech company that’s just recently put down roots in Tulsa. You can usually find Kevin in the kitchen chatting with other members while drinking coffee out of his specialty Corgi coffee mug.
A custom-software company, Bitwise Technology Consulting, hires the very best out of their own Workforce Training program, proving it’s possible to build stellar technology and top-notch companies in unexpected places, using that diverse army of nontraditional talent.