I was introduced to Counseling & Recovery Services by a colleague and former Board Chair and soon began to realize just how big the need for mental health services is in Tulsa and the surrounding area. I had been searching for a way to give back to the community in an impactful way and, after doing the research and learning more about the services provided by this great organization, I felt a duty to give my time and energy to this worthy cause.
Mental health is a very serious issue in today’s society and I hope my small impact, along with the rest of my fellow board members, will help make a positive difference in people’s lives
and for the betterment of our community.
I was born in Tulsa and grew up in Verdigris (about 25 minutes Northeast of Tulsa off Route 66). I attended the University of Oklahoma, obtaining a finance degree and moved out of state to start my career in commercial banking. After several years of being away, I moved back to Oklahoma and eventually Tulsa and now work as a VP with the commercial lending team at BancFirst.
My hobbies include fishing/hunting, traveling with my wife and our dog (Stella), and working/spending time on my land when I need a break from the “city life”, which is often!
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Chair/Stanfield & O’Dell
I’ve recently come to a realization about myself that the people I hold with the highest respect are those who inspire me to be a better person. Business success, incredible athletic ability, or a sharp mind are great, but the ability to have compassion for people is the most important quality I see in people.
With that said, the work done at Counseling & Recovery Services had a tremendous appeal to me. I actually had no intention of joining a board at the time, but when I approached Executive Director Bryan Blankenship about volunteer opportunities, a position was open, and I joined in December 2016, and I am thrilled to be a part of the organization and help out in whatever ways I can.
I am an audit supervisor for Stanfield & O’Dell. I’ve been with the firm for six
Along with serving on the Counseling & Recovery Services Board of Directors’ Finance and Community Relations and Resource Development committees, I have also served on the Young Professionals Board for Emergency Infant Services, where we developed a new annual fundraising event and manage the City Wide Baby Shower. This summer, I am also currently planning a new fundraising event involving a 5K run.
I lived in Arkansas from birth until graduating from the University of Arkansas, and I have been in the Tulsa area ever since. I’ve been married seven years. My wife is a yoga instructor and teaches several places around town. I stay involved in fitness through strength training, yoga, and sports when I can.
For the past two years, I’ve been a part of the Hex House cast, where I play a butcher. My wife and I went to an audition almost as a joke, and since then many of the cast members are almost family to us. Taking a job scaring people until well after midnight was not something I expected to do in my 30s, but October has become one of the busiest and most fun months of the year.