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This is Tim Braaten - A Journey to Coaching D1 College Golf

This is Tim Braaten - A Journey to Coaching D1 College Golf

January 21, 2022

On this episode I chatted with longtime friend Tim Braaten about his journey into coaching. Tim is currently the Assistant Golf Coach at ORU. Tim grew up in the Tulsa area, moved to OKC to go to university at Southern Nazarene to play golf. Which is where we met. Tim has a love of history and baseball so golf really wasn't on the radar until he was offered a spot on the team by our Hall of Fame Coach Steve Hulsey. Sadly for Tim his eligibility ran out before he finished college so he had the opportunity to coach baseball at Bethany Highschool right across the street, this led him to SCU as a college baseball coach and RD of one of the dorms. During this time the SCU golf coaching position opened up and with some thought Tim took the job. 

Looking back this is where Tim's golf coaching kicks off. SCU's golf program was unknown at this point, to the point that people literally didn't think they had a golf program. In three years Tim took the SCU golf program from unknown to the first national championship in school history. incredible achievement for him and the team of guys he assembled. Excited to return the following year, little did he know that others had taken notice and a position at D1 ORU in Tulsa ( Tim's Home City ) had opened up. 

As far as timing goes, it was terrible. The week before school starts Tim takes the ORU position as Assistant Golf Coach and has been pouring his heart and soul into the team ever since. 

In this podcast we talk about the timing of everything, the subtle things in Tim's story that led him to coaching golf and the work he does everyday to make him and his players better. 

As a friend I am extremely proud of Tim's coaching achievements, but in no way am I surprised by his results because of his dedication to improvement and love for the game. 

Follow Tim and ORU'S progress here

www.instagram.com/orumensgolf

www.instagram.com/oruwomensgolf 

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram for daily updates www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

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This is Krista Perry - Stuntwoman

This is Krista Perry - Stuntwoman

January 18, 2022

On this episode I chatted with stunt coordinator Krista Perry. Krista is a native Californian, grew up traveling the country at the age of eight for competitive swimming. Finishing out her career as an All American Swimmer in the state of California. Moving to Florida for school she became immersed in the movie business and took full advantage of her life. Working in the movie business Krista soaked up everything she could and when the opportunity to become a stuntwoman presented itself she jumped at it. Krista has an impressive resume. Check out her IMDB for the full details, but productions like Minari, Reservation Dogs, Stillwater and the Battle of Honey Springs. 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4611192/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

Krista moved to Tulsa Oklahoma for work. Krista has an awesome story, oh and she is a proud member of the "Church of Peloton" which some of you may understand. 

Follow Krista on instagram www.instagram.com/kristamcperry

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and for more details on events go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

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This is T.W. Shannon - CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank ( Part 2 )

This is T.W. Shannon - CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank ( Part 2 )

January 14, 2022

On this episode (Part 2) of my chat with T.W. Shannon the current CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank and State of Oklahoma Commissioner of Transportation.  We talked about his personal brand and how he has leveraged that to raise the banks social media presence. We talk about the power of social media and using it as a tool to tell stories. We dive into his Native American heritage and how it has impacted his life and families lives as well as the great state of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame which he honored to be a board member. 

Follow T.W. on instagram www.instagram.com/twshannon

Go to ccb.bank for Chickasaw Community Bank and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/chickasawcommunitybank

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This is T.W. Shannon - CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank ( Part 1 )

This is T.W. Shannon - CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank ( Part 1 )

January 11, 2022

On this episode I chatted with T.W. Shannon the current CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank and State of Oklahoma Commissioner of Transportation. T.W. is a busy man and has a fascinating career leading to this point. If you follow him on social media there's no secret where he stands politically and we talk about all of it in todays podcast. This is part one of a two part podcast. Part one we dive into his upbringing, college life and early aspirations into politics. In part two we talk more about what Chickasaw Community Bank is doing in the metro. 

Follow T.W. on instagram www.instagram.com/twshannon

Go to ccb.bank for Chickasaw Community Bank and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/chickasawcommunitybank.

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame telling Oklahomas story through its people since 1929. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram for daily updates www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

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This is Prairie Surf Media - Collaborating With Local Educators

This is Prairie Surf Media - Collaborating With Local Educators

December 31, 2021

On this episode I caught up with previous podcast guest Matt Payne co owner of Prairie Surf Media at their studios in Downtown OKC. We talked about the new partnerships they have developed with surrounding schools to offer more education opportunities for anyone wanting to learn more about the movie industry and to pursue a career in its many options. 

For more information go to www.prairiesurf.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/prairiesurfmedia

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Sharing Oklahoma story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof 

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This is Amir Alavi - Bee Healthy Cafe

This is Amir Alavi - Bee Healthy Cafe

December 27, 2021

On this episode I chatted with Amir. Amir is from Iran and has aa fascinating story and journey to Oklahoma. He was a refugee who emigrated to the US at age 11 from Iran. Converted to Christianity. Met his wife. Was working as a photographer at a local paper when she fell ill with MS. They learned how diet could contribute to her wellness and started their first restaurant in order to feed her and anyone else who wanted to be a health nut with them. They later realized they wanted to grow they are she's doing well managing her MS well. After 14 years and eight locations, with a ninth on the way, the Health Nut Cafe has changed its name to Bee Healthy Cafe. Founders Cindy and Amir Alavi and company Chief Executive Officer Cody Pepper announced the change last week along with plans to switch from sole ownership to a franchise-ownership model.

For more information go to www.beehealthycafe.com

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

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This is Dupree Sports with Chad Watkins

This is Dupree Sports with Chad Watkins

December 22, 2021

On this episode I chatted with co owner of Stillwaters Dupree Sports Chad Watkins. Dupree Sports was established in 1966 by Gordon and Jay DuPree. It was the first retail operation in Stillwater to silkscreen Oklahoma State University t-shirts and apparel. In 1983, the store was sold to Ed and Ann Watkins, who retired in 1999. The family business is now owned and operated by Chad and Paige Watkins and Jeff and Stacy Watkins. 

We talked about the history of the business. It's famous employees and multiple OSU alumni who continue to support OSU and Dupree Sports. 

For more information go to www.dupreesports.com

Follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/dupreesports

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's Story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof 

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This is Ed Eason - From Making Coffee to Playing Arena‘s Around The World

This is Ed Eason - From Making Coffee to Playing Arena‘s Around The World

December 17, 2021

On this episode I chatted with Ed Eason, current guitarist for Carrie Underwood. We talked about his history in music, his struggles as an early artist in Nashville. His big breaks and the taking a risk to leave a stable gig to tour with a brand new artist beginning her career in music. We all know how that turned out! 

"As a guitarist, I have the good fortune to play and tour with artists who have sold well over 25,000,000 units. I get to play on the biggest stages around the world performing in front of a million + fans per tour. If there is an award show or tv show to play, I've most likely played it...multiple times. These shows include Saturday Night Live, The Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, People's Choice Awards, Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Good Morning America, Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve at Times Square and countless more. For the past 11 years I have been and am currently a guitarist for Carrie Underwood. Other platinum and multi-platinum acts I've performed with include Steven Tyler (Live pre-superbowl Crossroads), The Band Perry, Lindsey Buckingham (VH-1 live Fashion Rocks), SHeDAISY, and many more."

For more information go to www.edeason.com follow Ed on instagram www.instagram.com/edeasonofficial

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram here www.instagram.com/oklahomahof 

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This is Jesse Gartman - Sherpa Moving

This is Jesse Gartman - Sherpa Moving

December 10, 2021

On this episode I chatted with CEO of Sherpa Moving Jesse Gartman. Jesse grew up in Guthrie and like many of us lacked direction in his life. We talk about finding your purpose and traveling back through Jesse journey all over the world. 

A word from Jesse.

As the CEO of Sherpa Moving and Storage, I am dedicated not only to providing our customers with impeccable service but also providing jobs to qualified individuals. From the Marine Corps to NYC over the last 17 years I couldn’t be more excited to come back home to Oklahoma to bring my knowledge in high quality moving services to the metro area. I know I can meet the demands of the market and the people as well. I want nothing more than to give OKC and the surrounding area a fun new moving and storage solution to call their own because there is nothing more important to me than supporting communities with outstanding  professional moving services.

www.sherpamoving.com

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Go to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

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This is Macy Amatucci - The Mayo Hotel

This is Macy Amatucci - The Mayo Hotel

December 7, 2021

On this episode I chatted with Macy Amatucci about her family business and specifically her role in the premier hotel in Tulsa, The Mayo.

"Since first opening its doors in 1925, The Mayo Hotel in Downtown Tulsa has hosted thousands of prominent guests, including celebrities, political figures and titans of the oil industry. After closing its doors in 1981, the Tulsa landmark was vacant until December 2009.

On the heels of an extensive $42 million dollar historic renovation, the property today has earned a reputation as the premier lodging and event venue in Downtown Tulsa – with 102 ultra-chic guest rooms, 76 luxury residences and nine event spaces with state-of-the-art technology to host the ultimate affair for up to 500 guests."

for more information go to www.themayohotel.com

follow The Mayo on instagram www.instagram.com/themayohotel

This episode is presented by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahomas story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame head over to www.oklahomahof.com and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/oklahomahof

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