Sarah Taylor, Publisher
Home town: Woodward
Family: Husband, John; three young adult children: Kathryne, Reed, Zane
- Best parenting advice I’ve ever received: Remember that children are always learning; teach them well!
- One surprising fact about me: I really know football and other sports. I’ve been a sports nut from childhood and went to OU in part because of Sooner football.
- Favorite book to read with my child: “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
- My passion is: To see families thriving in Oklahoma.
- What I like to do outside of work: Plan fun things to do with my family.
- If I could tell the public just one fact about my family: It’d be we are just so blessed. Both sides of our family believe strongly in marriage and raising children who are grateful, loving, altruistic people who are known for their love of family.
Dana Price, Marketing Strategist
Home town: I grew up in Ashland, KS but have lived in Edmond for the last 20 years.
Family: Mother of two sons, Chase and Chad Smith, and one daughter, Lauren Smith as well as a stepson, Joel Price; two grandchildren, Kali & Bryna, and two daughters-in-law, Daisy Smith and Shea Price. My husband is Mike Price.
- Best parenting advice I’ve ever received: Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
- One surprising fact about me: I used to barrel race in rodeos as a young girl.
- Favorite book to read with my child: “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams
- My passions are: music and growing flowers.
- Three things I couldn’t live without: Make-up, a comfortable bed, ice.
- If I could tell the public just one fact about my family, it’d be: If I could have picked them out, I would have chosen them! I love them more than anything else!
Erin Page, Managing Editor
Home town: Oklahoma City
Family: My husband, Jordan, and I are high school sweethearts. We have three kids, Addie, Hutch and Weston, and a rambunctious boxer named Lola.
- Enneagram Type: 1w2, “The Activist”
- Favorite book to read with my child: We have so many! My sons laugh hysterically at the “Bad Guys” series by Aaron Blabey, and my daughter and I love R.J. Palacio’s “Wonder” and “Auggie & Me.” We are currently reading through the Harry Potter series.
- Favorite book to read without my child: Most recent favorites have been “Fire Keeper’s Daughter” and “Violin Conspiracy.” Historical fiction is typically my favorite genre.
- My greatest wish for my children is: That they love themselves for exactly who they are and offer that same unconditional love, acceptance and empathy to others.
- When I’m not working, you’ll find me: Cooking, cheering for my kids’ sports teams or planning my family’s next outing!
Lindsay Cuomo, Digital Editor
Home town: Choctaw
Family: Husband, Derek, three boys, Connor, Ian & Cade, and my fur babies, Louie and Rex.
- Best parenting advice I’ve ever received: Do what works for you and your family and forget the rest!
- Favorite book to read with my child: “The Book With No Pictures” by B. J. Novak
- Proudest day as a parent: During the days after the May 20, 2013 tornado, my then 4-year-old twins wanted to help their city. They worked hard baking and selling cookies and were able to donate nearly $400 to help rebuild the parks that were destroyed.
- My greatest wish for my children is: To be happy in whatever path they choose.
- When I’m not working, you’ll find me: Around town enjoying time with my family!
- Three things I couldn’t live without: Tea lattes, bubble baths and time with my family.
Emiley Bainbridge, Editorial Assistant
Home town: Oklahoma City
Family: My husband, Russ, and I have been together since our junior year of high school. We have two kids, Olivia and Nicholas, and two dogs, Gadget and Fury.
- Best parenting advice I’ve ever received: Do the best you can with what you have at any given moment. (Followed closely by one of my mom’s favorite reminders: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”)
- Favorite book to read with my child: I’ve loved reading the illustrated “Harry Potter” series with my daughter. And “How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head” with my son.
- Favorite book to read without my child: I absolutely love books! I’ve devoured the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny and I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment. “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn and “Sparks Like Stars” by Nadia Hashimi are two more of my favorites.
- My greatest wish for my children is: That they’ll continue to grow in kindness and love for all people. That they will face just enough hardship to be grateful for every day. And that they won’t let someone else ever dim their light.
- When I’m not working, you’ll find me: Delightedly consuming all things musical theater, listening to an audiobook, baking cookies or brownies, dancing like embarrassing my kids is my job and getting my family pumped for Friday pizza/movie night!
Renee Filippo, Content & Account Manager
Family: My husband, Nick, and I have two children, Kaiya and Wilde, and our two fur babies, Neiko and Tucker.
- Best parenting advice I’ve ever received: Be present. It’s one of the most powerful gifts you can give your children.
- One surprising fact about me: I’m a twin!
- Favorite book to read with my child: I love to read “Where the Wild Things Are” to my littlest one. It was one of my favorites when I was young.
- Favorite book to read without my child: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is one that draws me back again and again.
- My greatest wish for my child(ren) is: to always find the beauty in life.
- What I like to do outside of work: Fitness is important to me so you can usually find me in the gym or doing something active. I love cooking with my daughter, outdoor walks with my son, trying new restaurants or doing home projects with my husband.
- Three things I couldn’t live without: Coffee, music and Amazon Prime.
Casey Shupe, Events Manager
Hometown: Midwest City
Family: My husband, Adam and I are college sweethearts and we are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this year. We have two teenagers, Stella and Wesley and two crazy pups, Elinor & Rigby (Get the Beatles reference?)
- When I’m not working you’ll find me: hanging out with the family, volunteering at church or planning/organizing something.
- Three things I couldn’t live without: Amazon, Diet Dr. Pepper and chapstick.
- Best parenting advice I’ve ever received: The days are long, but the years are short. Cherish each stage of parenting you find yourself in, even the hard ones.
- Ideal way to spend your weekend: Sleeping in on Saturday, a meal involving chips and queso and a movie night with the family.
- Parenting Style: Parenting teens is like flying a kite. You let the string out a little bit at a time so they can start to fly on their own when they’re ready. I’m still there holding the string and can give it a tug or reel them back in if needed!
Kirsten Holder, Project Manager
Home town: I grew up in Detroit, Mich, but have lived in OKC for nearly two decades.
Family: My husband, Andrew, and I live in a historic pocket in OKC with our young son and daughter.
- Best parenting advice I’ve ever received: You already have everything your baby needs and all your baby needs is you.
- Dream vacation: My husband and I backpacked through Ireland a few years ago, and I dream about going back!
- Favorite books to read with my child: Dr. Seuss’ “Go, Dog, Go!” and “Snuggle Puppy” by Sandra Boynton.
- Favorite book to read without my child: I am an avid reader, so the answer to this question constantly changes. However, I have read “The Giver” series at least five times, so I suppose that’s worth a mention! “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr and “Maid” by Stephanie Land are current favorites.
- My greatest wish for my child(ren) is: To be openhearted, empathetic and accepting contributors to their community.
- When I’m not working, you’ll find me: At any park or splash pad around town! We frequent Myriad and Scissortail nearly every weekend.
Morgan Harris, Strategy Manager
Home town: Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Family: Husband – Graham, son – Spencer
- One surprising fact about me: I learned how to scuba dive in the Red Sea.
- Favorite book to read with my child: “The Monster at the End of This Book“ by Jon Stone. I remember my dad reading this to me when I was little, and now I get to remember reading it to my own child.
- What I like to do outside of work: I love hiking. Some of my favorite trails are Martin Nature Park in OKC, Turkey Mountain in Tulsa and anything in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
- If I could tell the public just one fact about my family: I really enjoy spending time with them. They are my favorite people.
- Kolbe score: 8-6-6-1. I love thinking, gathering information and analyzing it to come up with new strategies.
- My greatest wish for my child is: to be curious and seek out new experiences.
- When I’m not working, you’ll find me: hiking, kayaking or binge-reading.
- Parenting Style: I’m a big fan of the book, “The Gardener and the Carpenter” by Alison Gopnik. I try to be a gardener, providing opportunities for growth and discovery as he develops into his own human.
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