If The Root had an influencer, it would absolutely be our February Member of the Month, Taylor McMillan. Taylor first gave me her phone number to exchange amazon dupe finds, then salmon air fryer recipes, then tiktoks, then her yoga class schedule, and just like that, a new friendship blossomed. She moved to Tulsa from a little town outside of Austin, Texas, and she keeps it a little weird, balancing her day job as a property manager and her other day job as a yoga instructor.
She’s the definition of “be yourself, unapologetically,” and her infectious energy and empathy make her a friend, colleague—the type who empowers others by making them feel valued. So lock in, because Taylor can show you what it means to be soft and fierce at the same time.
Taylor is a property manager for Tallgrass Management Group, a subsidiary of Capital Homes. Tallgrass believes quality and value go hand-in-hand. Founded in 2016 and backed by over 35 years of local real estate experience, Tallgrass rapidly rose to become the high-quality housing provider of choice across the Tulsa area. Their experienced team prides itself on courtesy, professionalism, and attention-to-detail.
What do you do? Tell us a little bit about your work.
I’m a property manager for Tallgrass Management Group! I work with a small team, and we manage close to 300 properties in the Tulsa area – if you’re ever in the market for a new rental house or apartment, stop by our office!
What’s your go-to drink order at Notion?
Probably the “Jess Special” – I’m not even sure what’s in it but it’s delicious. Do yourself a favor and ask for that next time you’re there!
Jess here. It’s the Honey Cinnamon Bliss latte, iced + oat milk <3.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Both soft and fierce can coexist and still be powerful.” I think about this quote a lot in yoga, but I also relate to it as a woman.
What are your two favorite spots in Tulsa?
I am slightly obsessed with Queenies in Utica Square! The best breakfast and lunch food, served by the best staff! And, I spend a lot of time at Salt Yoga in Utica Square as well – between teaching yoga and taking classes there, it’s become my second home.
What was your first big splurge?
In my mid 20s, I took myself to India for 3 months to learn yoga and see that part of the world for a while – best experience of my life!
What was your first car? Did you name it?
My first car was a pink Volkswagen Bug – I never named her but always had pink daisies in the built-in vase by the steering wheel.
What does a perfect day off look like for you?
For me, the perfect day off would look like sleeping in a little and then waking up to a clean home! I’d make a cookie butter iced latte and journal for a bit. Next up, a hot yoga class and brunch with friends! There might be a nap after that and later I’d make dinner at home and catch up on a show with my cats, Miso and Yuzu, by my side.
If you could learn any skill, what would it be?
I’ve recently been working on my baking skills – I plan to bring cakes and cupcakes into The Root so I’m not stuck eating all the treats at home.
What do you think is the best part about being a member of The Root Coworking?
The staff, of course! Everyone is always so helpful, and kind, and they do a great job of bringing all the members of The Root together every month! Not to mention, I live about two minutes away from both locations, so the convenience has me a little spoiled.