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.
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.
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.
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.
Owner of Norman Nerds
Karena grew up in Norman and graduated from Norman High School before attending the University of Oklahoma where she earned her BBA. She & her husband, Eric own and operate Norman Nerds Computer Repair. They love being involved in the community and helping people!
Manager/Partner at Crimson Energy Management, LLC
AVP Client Relationship Manager at Valliance Bank
Monica is a graduate of Randall University and works at Valliance Bank as a Client Relationship Manager, where she has worked for the past 5 years. Monica resides in her home town of Norman with her dog Nike. She is actively involved in the community along with having a passion for nutrition and fitness.Monica serves on the Loveworks board because she wants to give back to the community what the community has given to her- “Every kid deserves the opportunity to develop into the young adult they desire to be; with the tools and people at Loveworks we are making their dreams become reality.”