When we first saw Julie Robertson’s breathtaking mural towering over the alley at N.W. 44th and Western Ave. in Oklahoma City, we knew we wanted to interview her. Robertson signs her incredible work by her Japanese given name, JUURI, and all her pieces have some Japanese influence. We’re sure you’ll be as inspired by her interview responses as you are her art.
The food scene in Oklahoma City, especially the downtown area, has changed drastically over the past few years. A newcomer to the dining scene is The Fit Pig, a bright spot just off Broadway serving a seasonal menu packed with high quality ingredients catering to a variety of tastes and diets. Carly recently opened the restaurant with her husband, Nick, and we were thrilled when she agreed to answer our interview questions.
You don’t come across too many stand-up comedians in Oklahoma City, so we were thrilled when Ben Flint agreed to tell us more about his work. The husband and father of three often brings his fatherhood experiences into his comedy routines, providing levity and humor to some of the most awkward and mundane parts of parenting. Check out his interview to learn more about what makes him tick.
It’s easy to understand the importance of eating right, but it’s so difficult to follow through. Lindsey Riddle Conway and her husband Jamie are making it a little easier for people in Oklahoma City (especially those who work downtown) to make good choices about what they eat. We asked Lindsey to answer our interview questions to share with all our readers how she married her passion for health and wellness with her desire to pursue meaningful work.
We love shopping local, so we were thrilled when we discovered an incredible collection of neckwear made right here in Oklahoma City. Taylor Hanna of The Clad Stache offers a line of handmade men’s fashions and is even more passionate about his customers than he is his products. We’re sure some of that passion will ignite in you when you read his interview.
Every time we pick up a copy of Edible OKC, we learn something new and exciting about food in Oklahoma City. We have Jen Snow to thank for that. She’s the publisher and editor-in-chief of the mag, which is a publication dedicated to the thriving food culture in the area. Getting a magazine off the ground can’t be easy, so we know Jen has plenty of advice and insight for other entrepreneurs. We hope you’ll be inspired by her interview.
We discovered personal trainer Jason Harrison on the Being Boss podcast. He and his wife co-own a personal training and lifestyle coaching business in Ohio and his thoughts on wellness and success are seriously inspiring. We’re thrilled he agreed to answer our interview questions.
Andrea Koester and Anna Johnston haven’t even debuted their food truck yet but their donuts seem to have taken over Oklahoma City. Andrea and Anna are the masterminds behind Holey Rollers, which makes vegan donuts for local coffee shops with plans to sell from their very own food truck later this spring. The donuts are as beautiful as they are delicious and we were thrilled when the ladies behind the new business agreed to take on our interview questions.
The name Jeff Houghton might not ring a bell, but if you’re one of the almost five million people who have viewed Instagram Husband on YouTube, you’re familiar with his work. Jeff is the mastermind behind the hilarious, viral video that came out at the end of 2015 and he also hosts a late night talk show called “The Mystery Hour” that’s taped in Springfield, MO. Check out his inspiring interview.
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Can someone’s handwriting be inspiring? We think so when we scroll through Helena Davey’s Instagram account. The uber-talented Oklahoma artist was kind enough to answer our interview questions for you guys and we’re certain you’ll be as inspired by her responses as we are by her breathtaking art.
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Hannah Royce is an inspiring force in the Oklahoma City creative scene. When we heard about her upcoming event Confidence Con, we knew we had to ask her our interview questions. We’re certain you’ll be inspired by her responses.
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When Jabee Williams isn’t on tour, the Oklahoma City native is at home making Emmy Award-winning music and sharing his passion for his craft with everyone around him. Jabee’s rapping career has budded into motivational speaking and teen mentoring and he’s truly making an impact on the world around him. Check out his inspiring interview.
Bryan hit the nail on the head with his inspiring Ignite OKC message about choosing quality over quantity and closing the door on some opportunities to achieve success and growth. He consults entrepreneurs for a living, so we knew his insights would be invaluable for our audience.
If you’ve read our interviews, you know we love to ask entrepreneurs how they handle the risks in pursuing the work they love. So when we saw Jayd mention in her business manifesto “the risk is worth the reward,” we knew we wanted to feature her. She’s a serial risk-taker and entrepreneur who started Femme Beat, a dinner series for women to connect face-to-face to be inspired and discover who they are.
Ever since we read Everette’s incredible insights on business at DesignSponge, we knew we wanted him to answer our questions. In reading his advice for millennial professionals in Forbes, we discovered his path to success was anything but traditional. Even as a homeless teen lacking direction, Everette never wavered in his dedication to work hard and overcome failure. Today, he’s an accomplished entrepreneur running his own company and impacting others with his passion.
Vernon is super passionate about fashion and culture. He is juggling several projects at once out of the Oklahoma City area. OKC is just 30 minutes south of Guthrie. It's fun to interview entrepreneurs outside our community for variety. And, there maybe a little recruiting that happens. We are grateful for Vernon's time to do this interview with us. You can learn more about Vernon at GrpFly.Com.