A healthy mix of Tulsa transplants and Tulsa lifers, the Tulsa Remote team has one thing in common: we are passionate about Tulsa. Our goal is to ensure our members have the resources they need to become a part of our evolving community. Whether you're applying to the program, an active member or just looking for information, the Tulsa Remote team is here to help you on your journey to falling in love with Tulsa.
If you have questions please email the appropriate inbox below. You will receive a response within 24 hours Monday-Friday, 48 hours over the weekend.
Justin Harlan joined the Tulsa Remote team in April 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer and was named the Managing Director in December 2021. In his role, he guides the daily operations of the Tulsa Remote staff, supports the community team, oversees the new member application process and member experiences. He is excited to lead the program and welcome more remote workers to Tulsa as it continues to expand.
Justin has dedicated his career to educational equity and entrepreneurialism. Before joining Tulsa Remote, he served as Senior Executive Director for Reading Partners Tulsa. During his three and a half years at Reading Partners, the organization worked with over 5,000 Tulsa area students, annually engaging over 1,500 community volunteers each program year. He launched his career with Teach For America-Oklahoma when it opened in Tulsa in 2009, and quickly rose through the organization as it expanded across the state. In his various roles, Justin raised more than $7.5 million for Teach For America and secured funding from the State of Oklahoma. Justin also managed operations for the Teach For America Oklahoma City Institute, which trained more than 260 teachers, staffed over 100 people, and provided free summer school to more than 2,000 students. He was a founding board member for Collegiate Hall College Prep Charter School in Tulsa.
Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. Justin and his wife Megan have two children, Landon and Payton, and run two fitness studios in Tulsa – Pure Barre South Tulsa and Row House South Tulsa.
Senior Director of Operations
Daryl Misrac joined the Tulsa Remote team in February of 2020 after moving to Tulsa with her partner in 2019 when he joined the inaugural year of Tulsa Remote. In her role, she creates and oversees the daily operations processes of the Tulsa Remote program including recruitment, onboarding, marketing, Slack, and the community experience.
Daryl is originally from Chicago, IL, and came to Tulsa from Los Angeles, CA where she spent three years as the Director of Operations and Digital Marketing for a boutique wine shop and over five years as the Director of Operations for Flywheel Sports, spearheading their expansion across the west coast while overseeing eleven studios. As a former pastry chef, cake designer, and yoga instructor, Daryl has enjoyed professionally tapping into her creative side to create whimsical cakes and confections or curating thoughtful yoga classes.
Outside of work, Daryl is a web designer, supporting a number of businesses with their online and social presence. She is the volunteer web designer of the Historic Vernon AME Church in Tulsa and has helped to fundraise over $87,000 to rebuild the church from the devastation of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Daryl is an advocate, auntie, sister, world traveler, community connector, avid reader, and loves getting to know Tulsa Remote Members who’ve made Tulsa their home!
Director of Technology
Richard has been with Tulsa Remote since its launch in November of 2018. As Director of Technology, he is responsible for implementing software systems, and plays a vital role in designing internal processes, enabling Tulsa Remote’s relatively small team to process thousands of applications, conduct hundreds of video interviews, and welcome hundreds of new members every year.
Richard began his career at Joystiq, a fondly remembered video gaming publication, in 2006 — and it was a remote job! He traveled the globe for work, visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Tokyo, and Cologne, all while remaining based in Tulsa. While at Joystiq, Richard helped grow the publication’s audience to more than five million viewers per month. He produced an award-winning podcast, produced more than 200 video features, and published more than 600 feature-length articles.
After Joystiq, Richard became an advocate for coding education with an emphasis on promoting game development. He founded the Tulsa Game Developers group and organized three annual video game festivals. In 2017, he organized Tulsa’s first entry into the Global Game Jam, a worldwide game development marathon. This event has grown each year, in partnership with the University of Tulsa. He also served on the board of advisors for the University of Tulsa’s Cyber Summit, a cybersecurity conference that began in 2019.
Richard enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing all kinds of games, and dabbling in everything from music to coding.
Director of Member and Alumni Experience
Dominique was born and raised in Los Angeles, and moved to Tulsa in 2007 with her parents and two siblings. As a first-generation college student, she attended Northeastern State University to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice/Legal studies and moved back to Tulsa in 2012.
She started her career in Tulsa with Family & Children Services as a Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager providing services to those suffering from mental illness and homelessness. She then moved on to oversee operations in the Tulsa Workforce system for five years, focusing on community access to career services and employee development.
Dominique joined Tulsa Remote as a Community Manager in 2020 and now serves as the Director for Member and Alumni Experience supporting community initiatives and the retention of new Tulsans. She is passionate about building genuine relationships and loves helping people meet their professional and personal goals. She believes in treating people with the utmost respect and is always advocating for more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace cultures.
When she isn’t working, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, being a hairstylist, binge-watching the latest series, or traveling.
Nick has been with the Tulsa Remote team since June of 2020. As the Administrative Director, he is responsible for all financial aspects of the program, including member disbursements. He also interfaces directly with our foundation partners regarding payments while working with the rest of the Operations team to ensure we maintain accurate and up-to-date information for all incoming, active and alumni members.
Nick is a native Tulsan, and a proud Edison Eagle. He holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Illinois. After a few years in the Midwest, he returned to Tulsa in 2010 and has called it home ever since. In 2020 Nick and his wife also welcomed a baby boy!
Prior to joining Tulsa Remote, Nick worked in accounting and finance in the energy industry with Sooner Pipe here in Tulsa.
Outside of work, Nick is passionate about community involvement. He is a past board member of TYPROS (Tulsa’s Young Professionals), having served as leader of that organization’s Attraction Crew from 2016-17. He was also a TYPROS Foundation board liaison in 2017. Since 2015, he has served on the board of the Family Safety Center, a wrap-around victim service agency for those experiencing domestic violence.
In his free time, you’re likely to find him watching an OU football game during the fall or checking out the great sporting events and arts activities happening downtown. He also makes frequent trips to Gathering Place with the family and hits the RiverParks trails for exercise.
Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Jessica is a nonprofit communicator who specializes in public relations; relationship, brand, and project management; crisis communications; marketing; and community engagement. She joined the Tulsa Remote team in August 2021, leading the organization’s marketing and recruitment efforts.
Jessica spent the last seven years of her career at Reading Partners, most recently as the Director of External Relations. Through her tenure at the organization, Jessica has led the community engagement, development, and external relations teams. Jessica was part of the team that launched Reading Partners in Tulsa and led efforts that grew the region from engaging 600 to nearly 2,000 weekly volunteers on an annual basis. She also designed and launched the organization’s first multi-media marketing campaign, resulting in the recruitment and onboarding of 500 volunteers in a four-month period.
She began her career with Saxum, an integrated marketing agency, where she worked with many local and regional nonprofit clients. Jessica and her husband J.P. have two sons, Burns and Jefferson. She is a native Oklahoman and long-time Tulsan, who thrives telling stories about mission-driven work that leads stakeholders to action.
Originally from Muskogee, OK, Sarah moved to Tulsa in 2013 following graduation from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Prior to joining the Tulsa Remote team as Member Experience Manager in October 2021, Sarah worked in venue and event management for organizations like Cox Business Convention Center, BOK Center, and Guthrie Green.
Sarah enjoys sharing her love for Tulsa with everyone she meets, and looks forward to connecting with members and alumni about the greatness the city has to offer. Sarah has a passion for personal growth and development and strives to help people live their fullest lives.
When she’s not working, you can find her thrift-shopping, rock climbing at ClimbTulsa, baking, or snuggling her pets.
Manager, Member Experience
As the Member Experience Manager, Juddie Williams supports Tulsa Remote’s team of member experience specialists as they engage with our members and connect them to information, resources, and networks in Tulsa. She joined the Tulsa Remote team in June 2022 and is passionate about equipping members with the tools and resources they need to navigate Tulsa and discover what the city has to offer in regard to their unique interests.
Juddie is an active Tulsa community member and volunteer. She is on the Tulsa Young Professionals (TYPROS) leadership team, serves on the South Tulsa Community House board, and volunteers at Iron Gate and with the Tulsa Library Literacy Program.
When she’s not working or volunteering, Juddie enjoys attending opera performances, hiking, and playing disc golf.
Alumni Experience Manager
Since joining the Tulsa Remote team in August 2021, Jonathan has worked on the recruitment and marketing team as well as the member experience team. He has relished the opportunity to interview applicants, connect with members, plan events, and help new Tulsans build community. In his current role as Alumni Experience Manager, he supports members after their year is complete by organizing events, collaborating with city partners, and encouraging community in all forms, all with the goal of maintaining Tulsa Remote’s excellent retention rate.
He is originally from Texas and came to Oklahoma in 2015 to study history and political science at Oklahoma Baptist University. Jonathan is a former elementary teacher and Teach For America alum who served in Tulsa. His passion for helping people find meaningful community led him to his current position with Tulsa Remote. When not working, you can find Jonathan curating a playlist on Spotify, thrifting, hiking, reading, playing soccer, spending time with friends, or trying out a new recipe.
Marketing and Recruitment Manager
Betsy joined the Tulsa Remote team in July 2020 as a Community Manager. In this role she worked to integrate Tulsa Remote Members into the community by connecting them with other members, local Tulsans, and community organizations. Betsy now works as the Manager of Marketing and Recruitment, supporting and executing marketing strategies and supporting program applicants through the application process.
Betsy is a native Tulsan and considers herself one of Tulsa’s #1 fans. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and returned to Tulsa to be part of the growing community. Prior to joining Tulsa Remote, she worked in advertising sales for TulsaPeople magazine.
If Betsy’s not at one of Tulsa Remote’s many events, you’ll find her spending time with her family, specifically her nieces and nephews, exploring Tulsa’s music and arts scene, and running or riding her bike on the RiverParks trails.
Daisha has been a part of the Tulsa Remote team since June of 2021. As the Recruitment Manager, she leads the Recruitment Specialist team and is responsible for all aspects of the application and interview process. She is a proud Tulsa native with Cherokee Indian roots. After graduating from Union High school she attended Oral Roberts University on a cheerleading scholarship, as a first-generation college student.
After graduating with a degree in communications in 2016, she started her career path in nonprofits. She has always had a passion for community-focused organizations and people-facing roles. She thrives off of cultivating relationships, networking, diversity, inclusion, and being an active member of the Tulsa community.
When she is not working you can find her spending time with family, traveling, scuba diving, snowboarding, and cuddling with her dog-children, Meika and Nova.
Meredith McClure, a native of Norman, OK, graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. During her time at OU, Meredith served as the chair of the Gaylord Ambassadors and as a member of Lead Team with the OU Office of Leadership and Volunteerism, in addition to working as a campus tour guide.
After graduation, Meredith began her public relations career in the client service department at Saxum, an integrated digital agency, where she planned and executed strategic communications plans for a variety of clients primarily in the energy, education, public affairs, non-profit, and healthcare industries. Her role also included coordinating interviews with local and national media outlets. Meredith loves meeting people and is passionate about connecting them to each other and sharing their interests and passions through creative storytelling.
Outside of work, you can find Meredith on a walk, listening to a podcast, at Target or working on home renovation projects with her husband, Harrison.
Oklahoma born and raised, Courtney has continued to strengthen her “Okie” roots with her professional experience focused on local startups in the Tulsa area. Her time with growth-focused companies has given her an excellent education in the beauty and methodical attention to detail it takes not just to take an idea and turn it into reality but also to allow that reality to function and thrive with ease and efficiency.
With her focus being on operations and the backend workings, she is also passionate and energetic about strengthening our community. She loves learning and strategizing with others to broaden her perspective and understanding.
While grounded in her roots, Courtney enjoys an adventure outside of this great state now and again: having built Super Adobe’s in California with CalEarth; hosted a Japanese band, The Blueside of Lonesome, while in Amsterdam; and studied photography in a small fishing town in Maine. Some of Courtney’s favorite things to do in Tulsa are gardening, enjoying live music, and exploring the outdoors with my kids.
Manager of Special Projects
Michaela Ray is a native of Sonoma County, California, and relocated to Tulsa in the spring of 2021 as a participant of the Tulsa Remote program. She joined the Tulsa Remote team in June 2022 as the Manager of Special Projects. In her role, Michaela supports Tulsa Remote’s human resources operations, leads and executes internal projects and manages the Tulsa Rmeote office.
Michaela has spent most of her professional career in management, focusing on human resources, office management, and team centralization. She loves connecting with employees and creating vibrant and welcoming work cultures. She is also passionate about volunteering and is always looking for unique ways to serve the community. In 2015, Michaela planned North Bay’s largest Veteran Resource fair. The fair focused on acclimating veterans to civilian life through career, housing, and affordable mental and physical health support.
Outside of work, you can find Michaela in the gym, catching up on the latest documentary, or in one of Tulsa’s many coffee shops.
Housing Support Manager
Bio coming soon!As Tulsa Remote’s Housing Support Manager, Alicia Linker draws on her previous experiences at the Housing Partners of Tulsa through the Tulsa Housing Authority to support Tulsa Remote members as they plan their move and begin the search for a home or apartment.
Alicia has also worked as a HUD Certified Housing Counselor, is a part of the Tulsa Area Fair Housing Partnership, and serves on the City of Tulsa Fair Housing committee. She has 10 years of real estate and lending experience, and since joining the Tulsa Remote team in April 2023, Alicia has expanded Tulsa Remote’s housing resources and relationships with local landlords and apartment complexes.
She has also expanded the Equitable Housing Program (EHP), which connects Tulsa Remote members with vetted realtors and lenders who have completed five learning modules covering topics ranging from examining biases in housing, the history of housing in Tulsa, and other inequalities marginalized communities face in obtaining affordable housing. Alicia is passionate about her work because she knows that helping our members have the best housing search experience possible makes a true impact on their lives.
Alicia and her husband have two children, Dean and Allison. Outside of work, she and her family enjoy visiting museums and recreating the art they see in those museums at home. Alicia enjoys taking photos, painting rocks, and Lord of the Rings. She is also actively involved in the Autism Birthday Club and Little People of America.
Margarita Gaberino joined Tulsa Remote in October 2020 as a part-time Recruitment Specialist. Her love for Tulsa, and passion for introducing people to the city that she loves led her to join the team full-time in October 2021. Margarita is originally from El Salvador and has lived in Tulsa for more than 21 years. She raised her two children here and loves sharing with future Tulsa Remoters what a great place Tulsa is to raise a family. Margarita and her husband are also entrepreneurs and advocates of local, small businesses. Together, they own and operate several cafes, restaurants, and bars in Tulsa.
Tino joined the team in July of 2021 as a Recruitment Specialist. His favorite part about the role is meeting so many awesome people who are interested in moving to Tulsa.
Tino is a life-long Tulsan. He has a degree from the University of Oklahoma in Public and Nonprofit Administration. Tino’s interest in nonprofit organizations and building community are what led him to his current position with Tulsa Remote. When he’s not working, you might see Tino riding bikes, rowing, or in a quest to find the best, local cup of coffee.
Member Experience Specialist
Tania Garza joined the Tulsa Remote team as a Member Experience Specialist in October 2021. Tania is a cultural connector, a community leader with a goal for implementation of inclusive, innovative & equitable strategies while positioning organizational dynamics to drive successful outcomes. Her passions include organizational development through Tulsa Young Professionals(TYPROS), contributing to Tulsa Global District (TGD) economic vitality vision & voter engagement initiatives with The League of Women Voters, Leadership Tulsas’ LT Represent & TYPROS 918 Lead.
Member Experience Specialist
Owon Johnson is the owner of The Dainty Fig and Rowe and Company Photography. As a Black Wall Street descendant, born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma – entrepreneurship is close to her heart. Owon has an eye for creativity, an appreciation for art and expression, and a passion for serving others – which is where her services as a Doula stem. She also aspires to be Tulsa’s First Black Certified Professional Midwife, set to complete her NARM certification in 2023. Owon’s favorite words are Love and Empathy and best describe how she treats others.
Prior to joining the Tulsa Remote team as Member Experience Specialist in October 2021, Owon worked in the nonprofit sector for organizations like Reading Partners.
Owon enjoys deep, spiritual talks and connecting with people from all walks of life. She is most looking forward to making an impact in the lives of many as you bond over the greatness that is Tulsa, Oklahoma. Owon is always searching for ways to grow and encourages that of others around her.
When she is not working, you can find her out in the community with her two kids, cooking, reading in her hammock, or being spontaneous.
Member Experience Specialist
Wilson joined the Tulsa Remote in April 2022. He was born and raised in Tulsa and graduated from Bishop Kelley High School, and in 2011 Wilson moved to Durango, CO to attend Fort Lewis College. Upon graduation, Wilson blended his love of the outdoors and serving others at Adaptive Sports Association where he facilitated outdoor adventures for people with disabilities. Wilson moved home to Tulsa in 2017 and has held roles at A New Leaf and Tulsa Community Foundation. Outside of the office, Wilson loves spending time outdoors snow skiing and bike riding, boating on Skiatook Lake, meditating, cooking and grilling, listening to podcasts, and playing with his animals. He lives near The University of Tulsa with his partner, two dogs, and one cat.
Wilson is passionate about connecting people and building community. He is excited to support the growing inclusive and diverse community in Tulsa.
Member Experience Specialist
Raquel joined the Tulsa Remote team as a Member Experience Specialist in October of 2021. Driven, passionate and a student at heart, Raquel loves to learn, especially when it comes to relationships. With the belief that every person she meets has something beautiful to offer, she makes no hesitation to unravel the beauty in their story. Her natural ability to empower and encourage has only added to her confidence in connecting with others.
As a Tulsa native and former Miss Black Tulsa, Raquel has had the privilege to represent black excellence in the community. After having graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Entrepreneurship, she is excited to bring fresh, new ideas to the Tulsa Remote team!
Alumni Experience Specialist
Jennie Williams joined the Tulsa Remote team as the Alumni Experience Specialist in December 2022. In her role, Jennie supports Tulsa Remote’s alumni members by collaborating with city partners and planning unique events to continue providing opportunities for alums to engage with the program and build community in all forms.
Jennie was born in Brooklyn, NY, and her family moved to Tulsa when she was a toddler. After graduating high school, Jennie moved to Mexico to pursue mission work. While there, she developed a passion for helping people build community and ensuring individuals have a place and people to call home. After returning to the United States, Jennie pursued a degree in social work at Lubbock Christian University. For the last seven years, she has served as a family advocate for Tulsa’s Latin community at Tulsa Educare. As an advocate, she provided translation services and crisis intervention support and taught parenting classes.
Since 2017, Jennie has been a dedicated foster parent. She loves music and enjoys curating playlists to match her mood. Jennie also enjoys trying new restaurants, organizing game nights with friends, coordinating weddings and planning parties, and attempting to find the best buttercream frosting in Tulsa.
IT Support Specialist
Daniel joined the Tulsa Remote team in October of 2021 as an Application Support Technician. He moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Oklahoma in 2011 for what was initially intended to be a temporary stay. He ended up enjoying Tulsa’s art and music scene so much that he decided to make the stay permanent and call Tulsa home.
Daniel has studied Game Art and Design, Network Infrastructure and worked in the IT field for the past decade, seven years of which were spent as a part of the IT team at OSU Medical Center. Being introduced to computers at a young age fostered his interest in technology and a persistent curiosity for how things work. A video game enthusiast and collector, a lover of all things tech, and an avid music enthusiast, Daniel takes inspiration from all sides of the tech and art world. In his spare time, he enjoys painting and sculpting, 3D modeling, building keyboards, and repairing/modifying electronics. His interests span an ever-expanding variety of categories and he is always on the lookout to add new skills to his repertoire.
Shelby Strange joined the Tulsa Remote team in June 2022 as the Administrative Coordinator. She is a born-and-raised Okie and moved to Tulsa from Oklahoma City in 2016 and quickly love with the Tulsa community.
Shelby attended the University of Oklahoma and pursued a degree in English Literature and Cultural Studies. Prior to joining the Tulsa Remote team, Shelby worked in the real estate industry in multiple capacities for 10 year.
When she is not working, Shelby enjoys spending time on the patio listening to good music, having impromptu photoshoots of her pups, and buying way too much local art. She is also passionate about supporting the unhoused dog population through nonprofit organizations.
Harmony Manns joined the Tulsa Remote team as the Events Specialist in August 2023. She was born and raised in Tulsa, and loves that almost anywhere you go in the city, there is an opportunity to make new friends and build relationships.
Her professional background is in education, childcare and health studies and some of Harmony’s specific interests are maternal and reproductive health and education equality.
Her passion for community-building led Harmony to her role at Tulsa Remote where she supports members by thoughtfully planning events that will provide them the opportunity to connect with others, get to know their new city and begin to build lasting friendships.
When she’s not planning events for Tulsa Remote, Harmony also works as a photographer and partners with local organizations to photograph their events and works with families and individuals through portrait photography. She’s a creative at heart, and also enjoys writing, crafting a nice tea blend, and spending time with her pride and joy, her dog, Brodie.
After graduating with a degree in Public Relations from The University of Oklahoma, Brynna Tunnell was excited to return to her hometown of Tulsa. She says she gained a new appreciation for the city’s culture, food, and people during her time away and was eager to return and contribute to making Tulsa an even more vibrant and diverse city.
Brynna began her career at The University of Tulsa, where she managed social media channels, designed graphics, and helped with various marketing materials and messaging for the Office of Admissions. She is passionate about sharing what Tulsa’s vibrant and diverse community has to offer, which led her to join the Tulsa Remote team in April 2023.
Now, as Tulsa Remote’s Marketing Specialist, Brynna crafts social content, shares member stories, and develops our weekly events newsletter. Brynna enjoys working in this creative role where she can connect with community members and develop authentic and engaging content to encourage potential members to move to Tulsa or inspire local Tulsans to give back to their community.
Outside of her work with Tulsa Remote, Brynna is a yoga instructor at Balance Yoga Barre, and she loves cooking, reading, and exploring Tulsa’s food scene and outdoor amenities like Turkey Mountain and Gathering Place.
Recruitment and Communications Specialist
Sahel Kouhi joined the Tulsa Remote team in April 2023 as a Recruitment Communications Specialist. Sahel is responsible for screening, interviewing, and communicating with Tulsa Remote applicants. She enjoys the opportunity this role provides her to connect with people of different backgrounds, learn about their various experiences and aspirations, and contribute to enhancing Tulsa’s workforce by bringing diverse individuals to our community.
As a longtime Tulsan herself, Sahel is passionate about encouraging people who are looking for an affordable yet vibrant place to call home to consider moving to Tulsa.
Apart from Tulsa Remote, Sahel likes to stay involved in the Tulsa community. She serves on the board of Humble Warrior Collective and is a lagree instructor at PLNK Fitness. Her favorite things to do involve searching for the best bites in town, finding new ways to sweat, and cozying up on the couch with her dogs, Rio and Kiko.