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Member of the Month: Blake Singleton, Peoples Company

Everyone say hello to our March Member of the Month, Blake Singleton, oil and gas manager for Peoples Company. We lovingly refer to him as one of our golden retriever members—easygoing, friendly, funny, and most importantly, he has great hair! Blake is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, and is big into giving back to his community, serving on the board of directors for multiple local non-profits. I just know Blake’s teachers called him “a pleasure to have in class” growing up; because we wholeheartedly agree he’s a pleasure to have at The Root.

Prior to joining Peoples Company, Blake spent 12 years in the mineral management industry gaining a wealth of knowledge about the oil, gas, and renewables industries. Blake has worked with every type of mineral owner, which includes large financial institutions, universities, healthcare systems, non-profits, and individuals where he helped manage their specialty assets.

Peoples Company leads the nation in providing integrated land solutions as one of the few firms with core competencies in land brokerage, agricultural appraisal, land and energy management, crop insurance, and capital markets, providing clients with a one-stop solution for agricultural transactions across the United States. Delivering personalized land services in every major agricultural market, Peoples Company’s local land professionals are experienced in working with landowners, farmers, institutional investors, and family offices to achieve industry-best outcomes.

What do you do? Tell us a little bit about your work. 

Peoples Company is a comprehensive provider of traditional land and mineral owner management services including brokerage, appraisal, energy management as well as a complete suite of investor advisory services. We provide top-tier services to all land and mineral owners.

What’s your go-to drink order at Notion? 

I have to go with a Vanilla Latte.

What’s your favorite quote? 

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

What are your two favorite spots in Tulsa? 

Kilkenny’s is my favorite Tulsa staple, but Noche is quickly climbing the ranks on my favorite spots.

What was your first big splurge? 

My first big splurge was a new set of golf clubs. I worked at a golf course one summer in college and earned enough tips to buy new clubs.

What was your first car? Did you name it? 

My first car was a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac named Buddy.

What does a perfect day off look like for you? 

My perfect day would start with a round of golf in the morning, followed by lunch on a patio and then spending the rest of the day with my wife and two kids.

If you could learn any skill, what would it be? 

I would love to play an instrument, maybe guitar or piano. It’s something I have always wanted to do but never got around to it.

What made you decide to cowork instead of work from home? 

Coworking allows for better collaboration and team building. I work a hybrid schedule of working from home and coworking, the best of both worlds!

What do you think is the best part about being a member of The Root Coworking?

I love The Root because it has the look and feel of a regular office but without all the drama that comes with being in a big office with a lot of coworkers. There are always smiling faces and of course having a coffee shop in-house is a huge bonus.

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