This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, in the OSJ Radio Studio this Saturday at 9:05am on The Eagle 🦅 1640AM KZLS with Local Oklahoma Author Destini McAlister her Book is: Set Free – A Childhood Memoir which Outlines her Turbulent Childhood & Shows Readers what Children from Trauma Need More of in Order to Become Thriving Adults.

Destini McAlister an Author and a 36 year old Christian, wife of seventeen years and homeschool mother to three. She has a passion for advocating for vulnerable youth and adoptees. One of the ways she has recently accomplished this is by publishing her childhood memoir; “Set Free” which outlines her turbulent childhood and shows readers what children from trauma need more of in order to become thriving adults.

Born into a family saturated with generational trauma, Destini’s case file with child protective services began when she was only seven months old. In her own words and unique perspective, Destini shares her vivid and detailed memories of her experience navigating child abuse, kinship care, foster care and finding a future despite the broken pieces of the past. Through all the secrets, confusion, twists and turns of her complex childhood, Destini’s story is one of hope for trauma survivors…a hope that through consistent love, support, and faith in Christ, we all can be set free.

Website/Book link:


Instagram: @Destini.Set.Free

Glorious Happy B-Day America and we have Multiple Questions that will be Answered in The OSJ Radio Studios with VALLIANCE Bank Experts on all the Government Moneys Available to you and your Small Business to take Advantage of!!! Tune In this Saturday, July the 4th at 9:05am on The Eagle 🦅 1640AM on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour… This show can be a lifeline to you, someone you know or your business!

Left to Right is: Valliance Bank Expert Representatives are:  Karissa Suchy is a Client Relationship Manager, Lexie Garrison is Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer and Alicia Wade is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

Alicia Wade is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Valliance Bank, where she has served for the last 12 years.Alicia oversees Bank and Branch Operations, Compliance, Cybersecurity, Physical Security Information Technology and Marketing.With more than 22 years of banking experience, Alicia embraces the community bank spirit amidst the ever-growing changes in the financial services field. 


Karissa Suchy

Karissa Suchy is a Client Relationship Manager for Valliance Bank, where is has served for the last 2 years.  Karissa is responsible new client acquisition, maintains current bank relationships, and serves as a community advocate.  She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. 

Lexie Garrison

Lexie Garrison is Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer for Valliance Bank, were she has served for the last 9 years.She oversees the bank’s loan credit department, manages credit risk, and analyzes credit documentation and current market trends.Lexie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and has over 19 years of experience in banking. 



Phone: 405-286-5700

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @valliancebank

Oklahoma Palliative and Hospice Care goes into the summer Unmasking the ins & outs for Hospice & Palliative Education…

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio left to right: Holly Andrews is a Community Relations Rep., Chrystle Hamilton, LPN is the Community Relations Manager & Janese Williams, RN, Clinical Liaison… These ladies are experts in the Field of Palliative & Hospice Care.

Janese Williams BSN RN has been working in homecare since 2014 with a primary focus on geriatrics. She recently joined Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care to fill the newly formed role as registered nurse clinical liaison. Janese and her husband, Cory, have a son that joined the Army and attends OU. Their 12-year-old daughter competes riding reining horses.


Chrystle Hamilton, LPN and the Community Relations Manager for Oklahoma Palliative and Hospice Care. She has been a nurse for 10 years and a hospice nurse for 5 years. She’s worked in multiple areas of healthcare but hospice and palliative care is by far her favorite. Helping patients find comfort and understanding is why she enjoys hospice care the most.


Holly Andrews is a Community Relations Rep for Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care. She supports individuals with life limiting disease and their families through education and understanding of Palliative and Hospice Care. She holds a Health Coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is a fitness enthusiast. She and her husband, Scott, combined, have four children.


Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care
(405) 418-2659 Office
(405) 488-1009 Office Fax
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Two long time experts in their field in OKC will be on the Next Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour this Saturday 6/20/20 on The Eagle 🦅 1640AM KZLS is …. Matt McNeil of McNeil’s Estate Sales and from “Trash to Treasure” Fame on Channel 4 (KFOR) with Linda Cavanaugh along with Becky Ivins of Becky Ivins Movers Real Estate often both work together to make your next Real Estate Move and Estate Sale or Appraisal a stress-free transaction!

Becky Ivins of Becky Ivins Movers Real Estate  loves helping folks so her first position out of college was that of a social worker for the state of Oklahoma. For the past 40 years she has expanded her social work career by focusing on her real estate brokerage. Yes, Becky Ivins is a social worker with a real estate license. She is here to help you!


Matt McNeil has been in the antiques trade Business since the age of nine. He holds a baccalaureate degree in American history, and is a fully certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, with full accreditation through the University of Maryland. He is fifty-one years old, happily married, and father to two wonderful dogs. He is the C.E.O. of McNeil Liquidations, Inc. — Oklahoma’s premier choice for professional personal property appraisals and estate liquidation.


6905 NW 122nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
(405) 722-3232
License #146333
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(405) 820-2814

Two Wild and Crazy Guys with SYNERGY HomeCare ARE In The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour Studio this Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM.…SYNERGY – has care for everyone wherever your home may be and continues to work around the clock for you, your family, and those you serve!

Left to right in the OSJ Studio; Jeff Aynes (Business Development Manager) and Nader Nassar (General Manager) with SYNERGY HomeCare which has been in business since 2013.

Nader Nassar- General Manager joins SYNERGY HomeCare with an extensive background in healthcare. Nader graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations although he’ll be the first to tell you he hasn’t worked a day of PR in his life. Nader has spent most of his professional career in healthcare working in Hospice care in Texas and Oklahoma before joining the SYNERGY family.

Jeff Aynes -Director of Business Development, has been a Senior Advocate in Oklahoma for over 11 years. He went to the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University (GO POKES) where he studied Marketing, PR, and Broadcasting. Jeff has served on many healthcare associations and is a member of the Shriner’s, DeMolay and Masons where he is a Past Master. He is a DJ and owns Jammin’ Jeff Entertainment. He is has received many awards including Who’s Who Among American Leaders, National Business Leaders Society, Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award, and Public Relations Society of America.

Phone: 405-254-3046 (call or text that number 24/7 – 365 days a year)

Facebook: SynergyHomeCareOK
13720 N Bryant Avenue, Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
1272 N Interstate Dr. Norman, Oklahoma 73072



We Are Back In-Person in the OSJ Radio Studio… Yippee!!! This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, Saturday morning at 9:05AM on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. In studio: We are Discussing How MCM Insurance Can Help You Take Advantage of “The Extra Help” Program if You Fit into the so Called “Donut Hole” along with your “On Duty” Repair Mechanics for your Medicare! Left to Right; Educational Medicare Experts ~ Tonderai Bassoppo Moyo, Ginny Curtis & Jennifer Melton

Ginny Curtis founder and Back bone of MCM Insurance has worked in the insurance industry for 35 years. She is passionate about educating seniors so they feel confident in making decisions about their health coverage. Ginny enjoys playing an active role in the lives of her children and grand children.


Jennifer Melton, co director of MCM Insurance licensed for 9 years, holds a masters degree in education. She loves spending time with her clients and guiding them through the process of selecting the plan they deserve. She is a loving wife and mother of two children who enjoys home making and quilting.


Tonderai Bassoppo Moyo, co director of MCM Insurance is originally from Zimbabwe. Licensed for 10 years, he’s mastered the art of educating our seniors on their health coverage options and walking them through choosing the right plan. Married and proud daddy of one child, he enjoys family time and watching soccer.

Contact us to schedule appointment today. Call us at 405-842-0494  or Toll Free at 844-615-6529

2232 W. Hefner Road, Suite A (The Village Area) OKC, OK 73120

Available on Facebook & Instagram

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, on KZLS The Eagle 1640AM. What? Are we in Canada at the OSJ radio studio for Saturday’s 9:05 a.m. show? Well, our guests are! Top is Dave Bukvic, Chief Marketing Officer; Mike Anderson (left); and his mother, Norine Anderson. They’re all with Connectus Global and are educating us on a new app, called QC-Clock, that is a powerful new tool for empowering communities. It allows you, your family, businesses, and business owners to take an active role in a safer return to essential social and economic activities! Wow—how great is that?

Our special sit-in guest was my niece, Leah Gunn, the OSJ Executive Sales Director. She was the special holder of the guest photos.


  • Mike holds three trade tickets; Steamfitting/Pipefitting, B pressure Welder and Boilermaker certification.
  • Mike also holds his ABSA level 4 Boiler Inspection and Trouble Shooting ticket, Steam System Design and level two Nuclear Leak Sealing certificate.
  • Founded Integrated Life Solutions in 2016
  • Board for Luna Glamping & advisory board with Sandy Feet Retreat in Belize
  • President of Schmike Cycles (outdoor sports)
  • Reside in Calgary Alberta with my wife and 3 lovely children

Norine Anderson

  • 20 years in the Oil Sands
  • Background in Teaching and Human Resources
  • Passion for travel and a love of adventure
  • Partnership with Iguana Jungle Roost, Co-Owner of Glamping resort in San Ignacio, Belize.
  • Married with husband, three sons.

Dave Bukvic, Chief Marketing Officer:

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with Chemical Engineering Diploma
  • Hospitality Industry both co-owning and operating various restaurants and lounges with in Southern Alberta
  • Moved into the Energy sector in 2006; worked in the field initially; climbed up the ladder to management and executive level roles
  • Had several business ventures: 1) large volume camp manufacturing plant in Southern Alberta 2) transport and equipment rental company which I had sold in 2017
  • Married and reside in South Calgary with my wife, 2 dogs and 3 horses.
Connectus Global
Phone: 587-441-0506
Linkedin: connectusglobal
Introducing their app: QC-Clock
(Quarantine Compliance)

Our First “Zoom” OSJ Radio Hour with The Brain Guys: Top Right is Michael Patterson and Bottom is Roger Anunsen of – Part 5 !
Social Distancing on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour this Saturday 5/25/20 on The Eagle 🦅 KZLS 1640AM and it still is all about keeping you and us — Safe, Educated, Entertained and Informed !!!

Michael C. Patterson is a scholar, educator and speaker who develops programs to promote successful aging, brain health, creativity and quality-of-life. Michael ran the award-winning Staying Sharp program at AARP and is founder and CEO of MINDRAMP Consulting. Michael is a certified brain health coach. He produces and hosts the MINDRAMP Podcast that provides practical advice on how to achieve Qualongevity.

 Roger Anunsen is an award-winning educator, keynote speaker, cognitive intervention designer, program consultant and brain health coach based in Oregon.  Roger is the president of MINDRAMP and introduced the MINDRAMP Method© at the University of Oxford.  He teaches college courses including The Aging Mind & an important course specifically redesigned for this challenging time Virtual Cognitive Activity Design.

Michael and Roger have both had TED Talks and have spoken at the Smithsonian Institution on brain science and aging. They promote the ideas of Refiring and Not Retiring! Live Well and Live Long!

MindRAMP Consulting
Podcast website:
M. Patterson email:
R. Anunsen email:
MindRAMP podcasts are also available on

Working that Social Distancing with The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour with our Phone-in Guest Richard Shumake Owner of Morrison Floral, Greenhouses & Event Center … A Stable in OKC for the last 71 Years and Always Family Owned and Operated! Listen in this Saturday 5/16/20 on KZLS The Eagle 🦅 1640AM @ 9:05am

richard-shumakeRichard Shumake, is the Owner/General Manager of Morrison Floral Co., Greenhouses & Event Center which is run by family…Richard’s wife Mary Son: Randy Daughter in Law: Ginger and Granddaughters: Miranda and Zoe. They are a generational family owned and operated business of 71 years.


Morrison Floral Co., Greenhouses & Event Center is:

  • A Full Service Florist
  • Seasonal Giftware and Gift Shop
  • Indoor Garden Conservatory & Event Center
  • 9 Greenhouses where we grow 3 Crops a year:
  • Have Soil, Compost and Mulch

Morrison grows:

  • Spring Bedding (Geraniums, Sun Loving plants and perennials)
  • Fall Bedding (pansies, mums, cabbage and kale)
  • Christmas Poinsettias (approx. 1500 grown per year)

And they host weddings and events in the Conservatory.

  • We do weddings, design and party planning for off site events
  • Offering city-wide delivery as well as TeleFloral wire services for deliveries outside of Okc
  • Enjoy website and internet ordering on

Morrison Floral

Available on Facebook: MorrisonFloralandGreenhouses
(405) 789-1622

Still Practicing our Social Distancing in the OSJ / Radio Studio with two very special phone-in guests … Look Who is Award Winning in the Eyes of The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour‼️Our phone-in guests are Founder/Owner of Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction, Dennis Helm along with his Marketing Director, Glenn Allen … Letting Us Know How NOT to be Taken Advantage of by Scammers!

The OSJ • Magazine • Radio & App Highly Recommends Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction with 33 Years of expert experience and a perfect A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau has 3 pages in the current issue of the OSJ • Magazine | Page 21 (with two coupons!) Page 75 (with two more coupons) and Pages 49 & 91… Download the current issue for Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction’s Coupons. 

Dennis Helm Smooth Finish RoofingDennis Helm and wife Lisa live in Edmond Oklahoma. They are the loving parents of four beautiful children. Dennis is not only the owner and president of Smooth Finish Roofing, (established in 1987) but Dennis himself, is also a master tradesman specializing in storm damage res-toration. Dennis and his team assist with every facet of the insurance claim process to from assessment all the way to finished project.


glenn allen smooth finish roofingGlenn Allen is a sales and marketing consultant who lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Rhonda. They have 4 children & 4 grandchildren. They are members of Word of God Church and serve as mentors @ My Brothers Keepers ministries in Oklahoma City. Glenn’s responsibility at Smooth Finish is to assist customers with insurance claims resulting from storm damage.

Disaster relief partners

smooth finish
Smooth Finish Roofing & Construction
Phone  (405) 923-5127