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MISSION

We want Tulsans to get the most out of their city, and for visitors to learn the quirks and cultural history that make it unique. We do that by publishing the city’s most comprehensive Events calendar, Guides and Stories about Tulsa, and a massive Places listing that includes everything from the BOK Center to your local library. If it’s in Tulsa, you’ll find it here.

ABOUT

Root sprung to life in 2015 with an app launch the following year. This full-service website launched summer 2017, expanding Root’s accessibility beyond the App Store and into the wider internet. Root is backed by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, a Type 1 509(a)3 supporting organization of the Tulsa Community Foundation.

TEAM

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Matt Carney

Root Manager

Matt was born at St. Francis Hospital, grew up in Tulsa and returned home after a decade that included journalism college in Norman and editorial work in Oklahoma City. Mostly, he missed QuikTrip. Matt’s favorite work of local art is a tossup between John Moreland’s "In The Throes," Benjamin Lytal’s “A Map of Tulsa” and the spicy fried pickle burger at Fat Guys.

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Bea Baker

Content & Marketing Associate

Bea is a University of Tulsa graduate, originally from Waco, Texas. She recently spent a year abroad working in Thailand. Her local favorites include Braden Park, kimchi fries from Lone Wolf, “Phenomena Break Silk” at the Philbrook, and the anthologies from Poetic Justice. She is also an avid supporter of Tulsa’s vibrant taco truck scene.

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Kate Hofland

Project Coordinator

After graduating from KU, Kate joined the editorial team at the alt-weekly in Tulsa, her hometown. She then moved to the West Coast where she spent a handful of years at a creative agency. Eventually, her growing family decided to settle back in Tulsa. Some of Kate’s local favorites include Elote’s veggie burrito, downtown’s “Bertoia Sculpture” and the Historic Tulsa Homes book series by John Brooks Walton.