Member of the Month: Wayne Farmer, Interact Software

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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.

Member of the Month: Allison Beasley, Capital Homes

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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.

Member of the Month: Kevin Steinkirchner, Bitwise Industries

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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.

Member of the Month: Yolantrice Collins, Justice for Greenwood Foundation

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It’s our pleasure to introduce Yolantrice Collins, our February Member of the Month! As Deputy Director for the Justice for Greenwood Foundation, Yolantrice handles the day-to-day operations and partnerships for the non-profit. You can see the passion Yolantrice has in her work and her mission every day, and it is truly inspiring!

Member of the Month: James Olson, Catalyst Missions Group

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New year, new member of the month! Meet James Olson, President and Co-founder of Catalyst Resource & Missions Group. James is a family man, passionate social justice advocate, and has never met a stranger. You can see how those personality traits have translated into such a successful business and partnership.

Member of the Month: Nathan Frisk, Safeguard Equipment

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Meet Nathan Frisk, our newest Member of the Month, recently relocated to Tulsa during the pandemic from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Nathan is the Marketing Director for Safeguard Equipment. His company is revolutionizing the electrical safety industry with their flagship product Compass™. It’s a personal voltage and current detector that has become essential PPE for workers in some of the world’s largest companies; ​​eliminating preventable accidents and establishing a safe work environment.

Member of the month: Mike Thompson, Mike Thompson Leadership

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Our newest Member of the Month is someone that brightens a room just with his presence, and is constantly working to make the world a better place for all (and he is!), the amazing Mike Thompson. If we had to describe Mike in five words: extroverted, philanthropic, empathetic, humble, and passionate. Mike has lived all over the country helping non-profit organizations and their leaders reach their fullest potential. Now he’s back in his hometown of Tulsa, providing consulting services to up-and-coming non-profits, and coaching executives and emerging leaders to help make our beloved City that much better.

Member of the month: Bethany Barnes, VAST Media

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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.

Member of the Month: Whitney Rabb, Embark

Let us introduce you to our September Member of the Month, Whitney Rabb. Whitney is an oil and gas accountant for Embark, and has been there for a year (happy work anniversary!). When Whitney is at the root coworking, she’s almost always the first one here, even beating our staff since she’s in before opening! See that tenacious side of her come out—read on to find out her zombie apocalypse plan.

Founders Era: the Podcast

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Meet Terrillo Walls and Ron Timoshenko, two members of the root coworking that have started Founders Era, a podcast. Founders Era is two SaaS (software as a service) founders discussing what it’s like to build a SaaS business in 2021, entrepreneurship in the tech space, and is a resource for entrepreneurs and business owners who are working with tech and don’t know where to start.

We did a little interview to help you get to know Ron and Terrillo + learn all about their new podcast! Read on to find out more.