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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Member of the Month: Jenna Giesow, VAST Media

Give it up for our last, but certainly not least, 2022 member of the month, Jenna Giesow! Jenna is the co-owner and CEO of VAST Media. She was one of the top 10 seniors her year at OSU and a competitive runner post-grad. Speaking of OSU, Jenna is the biggest college football fan in the space; you can bet on it. Now, she’s on her next trip around the sun leading VAST Media and expecting another sweet baby. She really does it all!

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The Root Teams Up with Local Tulsa Coffee Shop, Notion Espresso to Create Notion Market Café

It’s official! The Root is joining forces with the very popular local Tulsa coffee shop, Notion Espresso to create a new concept called Notion Market Café. Notion Market Café will make its initial debut at our new location, Market Station, set to open in early 2023, and will be added to our current location at East Village shortly after. Coffee and lunch meetings just got a whole lot better!

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Member of the Month: Robin Walters, Rogue Recruitment

Business Owner, Managing Partner, Feminist, Mother, Military Wife, Dog-lover, Non-profit Starter, Craft Beer Queen of The Root. Robin Walters is now adding another title to her ever-growing list: November Member of the Month! Robin started her own staffing company in 2018 called Rogue Recruitment. One of the cool things about Robin is that you can talk to her about almost any subject because she just knows a little bit about a lot of different things. We love having Robin and her team here at The Root—if you wanna meet her, you can just stop by the front desk on pastry-delivery day (Tuesday mornings). 

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