Member of the month: Bethany Barnes, VAST Media
October is here and sweater weather is on its way, so we’re ready to introduce you to the cold brew queen Bethany Barnes! Bethany is our October member of the month; you can find her with a camera in her hand 24/7 creating amazing content for VAST Media and even some cool stuff for the root! VAST Media is a full-service Media & Marketing Company that specializes in video production, real estate photography & videography, graphic design, and digital marketing solutions. They exist to help build your brand and help you stand out among the rest. Plus we at the root just think VAST is full of some really good people.
What do you do? Tell us a little bit about your company.
I work for VAST Media where I am a Creative Specialist! I spend most days planning content, creating graphics, editing pictures and videos, etc! VAST is your one-stop shop when it comes to media and marketing. We offer real estate photography, drone photography, video production, Matterport/3D scans, branding & design, lifestyle photography, social media management & more!
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the people I get to work with everyday!
How did you end up in your current role?
I went to a bible college here in Tulsa for Creative Media. During that time I grew in specifically photo + video, made some connections and eventually made my way to VAST shortly before I graduated!
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a lawyer… Until I found out how much schooling that would require.
What strategies do you use to make big decisions?
As a Christian, I believe when it comes to big decisions that prayer is essential to the decision making process!
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably everything bagels (with avocado of course!)
Would you survive a zombie apocalypse? How?
I’d like to think so, yes haha! I would use a submarine and hide underwater!
What is one of your favorite things about being a member of the root coworking?
The diversity! I think it is cool seeing all different types of people getting to work all different kinds of jobs but getting to work in a community and space together!
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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.