I’ve been called a boomerang after moving back to Tulsa. I grew up in North Tulsa and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. After graduation, I attended the HBCU, Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where I received a scholarship from General Motors. I worked in marketing and sales for General Motors where I earned my MBA while living in Florida. After being recruited by Fleetwood Enterprises, I relocated to California. While in Southern California, I was part of the emerging social media community that grew from the 140 Conference, and the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
The economy and family aided in my boomeranging back to Tulsa. (2009-2010) Tulsa has always been home and it is good to be back. I now live in the same home and neighborhood where I grew up. When I arrived, I didn’t see a social media community here. So I started it. It’s called Social Media Tulsa. What started as a community of geeks like me is now the go-to source for social media marketing know-how.
From 2011- 2020 Social Media Tulsa has hosted an annual Social Media Conference in Tulsa.
The first year, was a half day event held at the Hyatt Downtown Tulsa.
After the first year, the conference moved to two full days. Each year, 20+ speakers would share their best practices, successes, and mistakes.
The speaker lineup was Always Diverse, and speakers have always been encouraged and expected to be social with attendees.
Since we had to move to a virtual event in 2020, we have made the videos available to everyone for sale.
You can help make sure no one is forgotten from the Angel Tree. #Tweet4Toys has been providing toys to The Salvation Army since 2010. Sometimes the angels adopted from the Angel Tree are not returned. Maybe someone’s circumstances changes between adoption and returning the gifts. Everyone has the best intentions, but not all have the means to provide many gifts.
#Tweet4toys donations helped an Angel Tree family enjoy Christmas Morning.
The Problem: Parts of the North Tulsa community has suffered neglect when we could be thriving.
The Idea: Bring community members and resources together to make the Phoenix District (the 36th Street North Corridor) a food destination bringing bring people, investors, and positive attention to the community and jumpstart a cycle of growth.
The Hypothesis: If we build a place where food truck entrepreneurs can park in a designated space, community members will have a place to be in the community, support local entrepreneurs, and change the narrative of the North Tulsa and 36th ST. North and to be a spark for future ideas and investment. AND eat some amazing food. Let’s EAT36STN!