Governing Board

Governing Board

Meet the big dreamers! Our team is made up of the parents, teachers, businessmen and women, volunteer base, and so many more who choose to invest in the leaders of the next generation. Here are the members of the Loveworks Governing Board, members of which serve to strategically support and work towards the sustainability of the organization.

evan fay

Evan Fay

Economic Development Project Manager of Greater OKC Chamber


Evan is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Economics. He is passionate about the community and is involved in NormanNEXT, The Salvation Army, Kennedy Elementary Mentor program, Leadership Norman.

Evan loves the outdoors, discovering new places to eat, golf, reading or trying to keep up with his wife, Katie, on a training run.


Rusty Loeffler

Co-Founder and owner of Interurban Restaurants, Packards New American Kitchen, HunnyBunny Biscuit Co.

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. 

Michelle Linneman

Michelle Linnemann

Owner/Operator of Diamond Payroll Services

Michelle is a 1974 graduate of Norman High School and  has a degree in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma. She has over 30 years experience in the accounting and payroll industry and has owned or co-owned businesses that range from an antique store to a veterinary hospital.

Michelle is the mother of a son, Rhett, a daughter, Mikayla and has a teenage grandson, Seth. She is a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Business Networking International, and other professional organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys studying history, genealogy, reading and antiquing.

chris graves

Chris Graves

Vice President and Real Estate Counsel, Sonic


Chris and his wife Susie, Director of Women's and Children's Services at Norman Regional Hospital, have resided in Norman since 1980, and have three sons (Mark, Charlie and Max).  Chris is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (BBA, 1978; Juris Doctor, with highest honors, 1992), and is actively involved in volunteer work in the Norman community through service on the boards of several non-profit organizations.  Chris and Susie are members of Timber Creek Fellowship Church in Norman. Chris serves as real estate counsel for Sonic in connection with all company-owned and leased properties. 

For relaxation, Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake, running, snow skiing, hunting, fishing, and spoiling his grandchildren.  Chris is honored to serve on the Loveworks board and looks forward to sharing his experiences to further the Loveworks vision and mission.

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