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.
Ben Stewart joined the Tulsa Remote team as the Executive Director in July 2020. Since that time, he has led the organization through the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and the exponential growth Tulsa Remote experienced while the world normalized remote work.
Ben Stewart works on talent initiatives at GKFF. Prior to joining GKFF in 2010, Ben worked in venture capital for the Oklahoma Life Sciences Fund, lived abroad in Argentina, and worked with social entrepreneurship groups Ashoka and Endeavor. A Tulsa native, he is a 2007 graduate from the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in international business, entrepreneurship and Spanish.
Chief Operating Officer
Justin Harlan joined the Tulsa Remote team in April 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer. 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Alumni Experience Manager
Grant joined the Tulsa Remote team in August of 2019 as a Community Manager. In that role, he helped to build member experiences, promote retention, interview candidates, review applications, and engage in PR opportunities. Grant now works as the Alumni Experience Manager, serving members after their year is complete by planning events, engaging with city partners, and promoting community in all forms with a focus on preserving Tulsa Remote’s stellar retention rate.
Grant is a native Tulsan with a deep love and appreciation for the city. After graduating college in 2019 he immediately returned to Tulsa to work in nonprofit economic development. Grant’s hobbies include Tulsa Trivia, long walks downtown, and promoting the local music scene.
Jalen Thomas is an Air Force brat who was born in Shreveport, LA and moved to Tulsa from Austin, TX in 2013 for college. Post-graduation, he fell in love with Tulsa because of how accessible invaluable resources and networking opportunities are to young professionals like him.
Jalen is proud to live in a city that values the creative and LGBTQI communities and is grateful he’s found that in Tulsa. Jalen joined the team in February of 2021 as the Onboarding Specialist where he supports new members through their orientation process. Jalen can’t wait to welcome you to Tulsa!
Amanda joined the Tulsa Remote team in March of 2020. She plays a key role in ensuring program operations run smoothly by working with the community, operations, onboarding, and administration teams to move all members through our databases and processes.
Amanda is originally from California and has lived in Maine, Virginia, Atlanta and Washington DC. She got her start as a small business owner and has worked on K Street in Government Affairs, as well as nonprofits based in sustainability. She holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing and International Business and is currently pursuing an MBA at Oklahoma State University.
She was instantly drawn to Tulsa Remote because of her sincere love of economic development and expanding the culture and future of Oklahoma. As a transplant herself, she knows how special Tulsa is and wants the world to see that as well!
Outside of work, Amanda is a freelance interior designer, consultant, and developer. She also enjoys finding the best BBQ spots, collecting vinyl, and finding great live music.
Daisha has been a part of the Tulsa Remote team since June of 2021. As a Recruitment Specialist, she manages the application process and interviews potential members. 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-child, Meika.
Jonathan has been on the Tulsa Remote team since August of 2021. As a Recruitment Specialist, he gets to meet remote workers from all over the world who are interested in moving to Tulsa. 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 alumnus who served in Tulsa.
His passion for building community led him to his current position with Tulsa Remote. When not working, you can find Jonathan curating a playlist on Spotify, hiking, reading, playing soccer, spending time with friends, or trying out a new recipe.
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.
Sofia Noshay joined the Tulsa Remote team in February of 2019 as a Housing Specialist. In this role, Sofia oversees all things housing, including strategy and local partnerships, with a focus on the equitable assimilation of Tulsa Remote members into the fabric of the community.
Sofia has dedicated her career to fostering the generational wealth of historically underrepresented groups through thriving, inclusive communities. She is the owner of Starcity Homes, a real estate development company, which focuses on making homeownership both achievable and affordable. Sofia is also co-founder of Suite Dreams, which creates intentionally curated and culturally immersive short-term rentals and experiences that inspire possibilities and celebrate those bold enough to bring their dreams to life. Since moving to Tulsa in 2010, Sofia has served on a variety of nonprofit boards, including Growing Together, Tulsa Tomorrow, Street School, and University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni, and is an alumnus of Leadership Tulsa and The Mine.
Sofia earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin (hook ‘em!) and her Juris Doctorate from The University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Sofia’s proudest accomplishment is “mom” to twins Noa and Liam, with husband, Mike. Her passion around equitable placemaking is rooted in leaving a better Tulsa for them.