I was born in Los Angeles, albeit East L.A., in 1967. In 1974, my parents began a journey eastward and I ended up growing up in parsonages in rural towns across the Plains. After graduating from college in 1990, I went to work in public affairs at a large military base in Oklahoma City. It was great preparation for my career in public relations. Over the years, I’ve served as the public information officer and spokesperson for several local and state government agencies. In 2007, I earned my accreditation in PR and currently manage my own independent public relations consulting practice. My company is Big Banyan.
I began blogging in 1999. I write about generations, family, motherhood, pop culture, career, faith, politics, social issues and life in Oklahoma City. My blog has been featured in the Washington Post, MSNBC, The Oklahoman, Tulsa World, Babble, ParentDish, Oklahoma Today, Alltop and many more publications. In 2008, I bought a Nikon and started taking pictures. It’s probably my favorite thing to do. Recently, my picture of the Oklahoma State Capitol at sunset was featured on CNN. Since 2011, I’ve been doing a short, weekly commentary for KOSU Radio, an NPR station that broadcasts across much of Oklahoma.
Today, I continue to make Oklahoma City my home. My husband and I live in a 1919 prairie bungalow near downtown Oklahoma City with our three children school-aged children.