This Is Us
Hey, hey, we’re the “Rooties”, and people say we rootin’ around, but we’re too busy bringing (the energy) so you can hit the ground (running).
The Root is simply more than just a place to work from. It’s a community; it’s home. We build inviting communities through our passion for hospitality and service oriented approach, giving each one of our members the tools to be creative, happy, and empowered throughout the workday.
We’re proud to be a locally owned small business, and even though we’re a small team, we pack a punch. Get to know a bit more about us below!
When you walk in the door, the environment at The Root Coworking surround members and guests in a work space that simultaneously leaves you with a sense of belonging, inspiration, and support from everyone you encounter. It’s where you feel part of something bigger than your just your day job. It’s where you find a better version of yourself. Where you’re set up for success and where you’re seen.
At The Root Coworking, our mission is to make the workday greater by creating unique and memorable experiences for all.
Our business is built on quality service and putting our members first always.
We foster a community where everyone can express their best self. Have fun, be authentic, and celebrate one another.
Our Founder, Ben Von Drehle (BVD to most), started his career in commercial real estate in Denver, CO, working with companies of all shapes and sizes to help find the perfect office space for them. He began gravitating towards tenants in the tech and entrepreneurial scene in Denver, as they seemed to have the same creative eye for design and an equal hatred for low ceilings, fluorescent lighting and the leading killer of employee morale… cube farms. Ben immediately fell in love with the concept of coworking and knew that smaller markets like his hometown of Tulsa, OK lacked these resources. He left his job (pregnant wife and all) and they packed up and moved back to Tulsa and opened up The Root Coworking in October of 2019.
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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.
Our first MOTM in 2024