Jamie received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Interpersonal Communication. He has over 15 years experience in oil and gas exploration. He believes that following your passions and convictions can be fuel that inspires change in any organization.
Rusty co-opened Interurban Restaurants in 1976 in Norman and has been long involved in the community. He is dedicated to positively impacting our city and those around him. Rusty loves spending his free time with his family, playing with his grandchildren, and fishing.Rusty has been volunteering with Loveworks since 2011. Once a tutor, he helped bring the culinary program alive at Loveworks and continues to cook a homestyle meal every Thursday evening for our students while also training up the next great group of cooks and servers.
Susan Bergen is the Chief Executive Officer of Bergen Enterprises. Her vision for the company is that Bergen Enterprises will be recognized as an organization with innovative and successful business lines including restaurants, agriculture, energy, land management, investments, and sustainable resource development. Susan developed the mission statement of Bergen Enterprises to represent her philosophy of life and work. “To work as if no one else is coming while developing and improving our people and our communities, our planet and our profit.”
Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs Kyle Allison learned at a young age the risk and rewards of small businesses. Kyle worked in his family businesses all through high school where he learned a strong work ethic, how to manage projects, and think on his feet. The Allison family owns Allison’s Fun Incorporated, a corporate event company that produces events across the South-Central US. The family’s newest venture, Altitude 1291 is home to 27,000 square feet of indoor fun, including bowling, laser tag, arcade, VR, and a full-service restaurant. Kyle stays involved in the community, as he has served on the Norman City Council, Visit Norman board of directors, and the board of the Norman Chamber of Commerce.
Jennifer Zumwalt has worked for VFC as the Outreach Pastor for 8 years. She’s served at Loveworks from Feb 2011 when it started until May 2016 as she helped establish and facilitate our culinary program! She then served on the Parents Advisory board from Aug 2017 – May 2018 and joined the governing board October 2022.
Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Matt Haben is passionate about meeting new people and helping others reach their potential and finding joy in life! He is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones where he has the opportunity to serve families and business owners in the local community. Matt is blessed by his beautiful wife Alexis and their wild boys Beckham and Cooper. They love doing anything and everything outdoors and being involved in their church. They are also passionate about traveling and experiencing other cultures. In his spare time you can find Matt playing basketball or watching OU football!
Daniela Cooper Marr
Daniela Cooper Marr is a professional cake baker and enthusiastic resident of Norman, Oklahoma. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she earned a degree in Entrepreneurship as well as the San Francisco Cooking School where she studied Pastry Arts. In addition to owning her bakery, Coop Cake, she loves to give back to her Norman community through volunteering with Loveworks. You can find her on Monday nights with her team of cooks, preparing nutritious and delicious dinners for the Loveworks students, leading passion and now projects, and serving on the Loveworks board. When she is not working or volunteering, she loves going on walks with her husband and their dog, Lando.