8-25-18: What’s your Miracle? Guests, Nathan Gunn and Bobbie Diffee-Gunn

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour: Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: (l to r) FAMILY! Brother Nathan Gunn and Mother Bobbie Diffee-Gunn!

Bobbie Diffee-Gunn is not only my fabulous mom—she’s also my biggest supporter!
Mom and her twin sister were born in 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas, and her parents later moved the family to Bethany, Oklahoma. There my grandfather, John Diffee, opened the Diffee Motor Company—still a well-known auto dealership in El Reno today.
Mom always says she married the love of her life, Gordon Gunn. They married in 1955 and moved to Ada, Oklahoma, where my three brothers and I were born and raised.
Mom & Dad’s youngest son Nathan, experienced a life-changing accident during his senior year at Ada High School. This tragedy is the subject of our next The Rise and Thrive OSJ Radio Hour, entitled ~ What is Your Miracle? 

Meet my youngest brother, Nathan Gunn—President and Founder of Jesus Booth Ministries, an Oklahoma City-based mission organization.
Nathan has spent his last 30 years ministering in Los Angeles, Texas, Oklahoma, New York, Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Now he spends most of the week ministering to people right here in Oklahoma City—on downtown streets and at the bus station. He works on building relationships, praying for and meeting people’s immediate needs, and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. You can follow Nathan’s missionary work on Facebook at Jesus Booth Ministries.
In addition to his ministry, Nathan is an award-winning artist. He currently sells commissioned pieces and teaches art. He is on Facebook and Instagram under NathanGunnArt.
Now for the other side of this story…What Is My Miracle?
Visit Nathan’s instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/nathangunnart/
or Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nathan.gunnart.9

8-18-18: SYNERGY HomeCare!

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio 📻 Hour. Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime!

Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: (l to r) Abbey Trammell, Weama Kassem & Charlotte Carey from SYNERGY HomeCare

Visit the SYNERGY website.

Weama, President/CEO was born to lead and to serve. After searching for something that would nurture those two sometimes-divergent passions, she found SYNERGY HomeCare, and brought the renowned home care company to Oklahoma. In a short time, Weama and her team have built and managed a SYNERGY HomeCare that is growing daily beyond her dreams. She sets the tone for personalized service and authentic compassion for everyone around her. Setting strong roots in our community, Weama is a member of the Oklahoma City Rotary, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Edmond Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer team member with Positive Tomorrows.

Charlotte, VP/Administrator brings all of the skills, talents, leadership and passion necessary to operate a successful business. A consummate professional, we are thrilled she is the administrator for SYNERGY HomeCare. She has strong skills in communication, contract interpretation and administration, quality control and employee training. She is an organizer, is meticulous in detail and is a wonderful encourager to others. Both clients and her fellow employees agree, she is a blessing to have on our SYNERGY team. Charlotte is a lover of music and is a 17-year member of a female a’cappella ensemble which provides the ministry of music to people throughout Oklahoma and the surrounding states. Charlotte is in a women’s singing group called W.I.N.G.S. ~ see their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreWINGS/

Abbey, Director of Business Development obtained a degree in Business Administration with a major in Information Systems and Operational Management. She is a creative thinker and marketing strategist. Working with people is Abbey’s greatest joy, whether it’s customer service or getting to work with a team. She loves creating new ways to reach clients over social media and various marketing channels. Receiving home care is a very personal experience and she helps you get the information you need to make the best choice for your family. She loves her family, dogs, her garden, biking, running, yoga, and to be outside!

8-11-18: LEGEND Senior Living! Rita Myers, Kerrie Young and Kristen Moss

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio 📻 Hour -Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: (l to r) Kerrie Young, Kristien Moss & Rita Myers from LEGEND Senior Living. Visit their website at legendseniorliving.com

Rita Myers, Sales Director, Legend at Jefferson’s Garden. Rita’s experience in senior living will assure your loved one has the finest accommodations and highest level of care. “Everyone has a story,” and getting to know her clients ensures their needs are fully met. Legend is dedicated to continuing the “story” of our residents.

Kristen Moss, Sales Director, Legend at Council Road. Kristen has been a part of the senior living community for more than 5 years. She brings her compassion, her listening skills and her drive to assist seniors and their families who wish to move into assisted living or memory care.

Kerrie Young, Sales Director, Legend at Rivendell Assisted Living. Kerrie has been serving communities and those in need of solutions and options for their loved ones for over 9 years. She is passionate and dedicated to listening and providing the time needed to ensure that she is Valuing each person as an individual.

8-4-18: Dr. Les Yonemoto, Vickie Weigel, and Commissioner Ray Vaughn with ProCure Proton Therapy Center

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour
Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: (l to r) Dr. Les Yonemoto, Vickie Weigel, and Ray Vaughn wtih ProCure Proton Therapy Center. Look for ProCure Proton Therapy Center’s two-page article on pages 74 & 75 in the new Sliver Edition 25th Anniversary Issue of the OSJ Magazine on newsstands soon. Visit their website: procure.com

Dr. Les Yonemoto is a board certified radiation oncologist who has treated over 2500 patients with proton therapy since 1992. Dr. Yonemoto received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Johns Hopkins University and Radiation Oncology training at both Loma Linda University Medical Center in CA and MD Anderson in Houston.

Vickie Weigel has been the Proton Advocates Manager at ProCure for over 7 years.  Her B.S. degree in Education and M.S. in Hospitality help her work with patients who want to help others learn more about proton therapy.  Vickie is a 4-yr breast cancer survivor with first-hand proton therapy experience.

Commissioner Ray Vaughn is serving his third term as the Oklahoma County Commissioner from District 3. Mr. Vaughn practiced law in OK county for over 30 years and is a former member of the Oklahoma House of Representative. In 2016, Mr. Vaughn published a biography about his father entitled, More Than A Coach, Remembering the Life of Ray Vaughn. All of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to the Oklahoma History Center. You can purchase it from Amazon or local bookstores.


7-28-18: Oklahoma Senior Games is Coming!

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio  Hour …Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: (l to r) Regina Stewart, Kathleen Fitzgerald of the Oklahoma Senior Games

Kathleen is the CEO of the Oklahoma Senior Games. She participated in Senior Games at the local, state and national levels for 15 years. New to Oklahoma four years ago she helped assemble an organization so Oklahoma would be sanctioned to host the Oklahoma Senior Games.

Regina is the Oklahoma Senior Games Vice President. She is a track athlete who has participated in senior games at the local, state and national levels for the last 10 years. In 2016 she was among the first volunteers to assist in reviving the Oklahoma Senior Games. She is proud to represent Oklahoma nationally.

Click here for the Oklahoma Senior Games schedule and their website here: http://www.okseniorgames.com

7-21-18: Chase Parsons and Pastor Deborah Burke with the OKC Dream Center

In 2002, Pastor Rob and Deb Burke began ministering at Inner City Church with the vision of one day having an organization like the Los Angeles Dream Center. Soon they were able to establish a food pantry, clothing closet, outreach programs for kids, and more. In 2012, Chase Parsons met up with Pastor Deborah Burke in pursuit of a like-minded vision of establishing an OKC Dream Center. The OKC Dream Center began Saturday adopt-a-blocks and mentorship classes. As the relationship grew stronger, Pastor Deborah Burke and Chase Parsons agreed to combine their ministry efforts and in 2014, OKC Dream Center took over all outreach programs with Inner City Church.


OKC Dream Center seeks to reach, rescue, and restore people isolated by poverty in OKC through meeting basic needs with hunger relief, clothing closet, and seasonal drives. Preventative programs for at-risk kids and youth. Community Resource Center provides assistance with employment, education, family counseling, foster care intervention, and more. They also have Dream Center Living, their transitional residential program for men.

Special Announcement Call-In From Connie Daniels, the Administrator at the Mansion at Waterford. informing us on the Senior Resources of Oklahoma, a FREE Event on July 26th for Seniors & Their Families. For more information, Click here to view Flyer.

7-14-18: Becky Ivins of Movers Real Estate & Janet Deen with Hope Retreat Ranch

Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: (l to r) Janet Deen with Hope Retreat Ranch and Becky Ivins of Movers Real Estate

Becky Ivins started her professional career as a social worker. A few years later she became a Realtor and shortly afterwards started her own brokerage. After selling real estate for 40 years, Becky still considers herself more a social worker than a salesperson. Web: beckyivins.com

She has many favorite charities, the one we are talking about today is Hope Retreat Ranch.

Janet Deen and her Husband Walter have been married 43 years and live in Choctaw. Walter Deen, always a horseman, has embraced the challenge of bringing therapeutic horseback riding to their community.  The Deens purchased 32 acres in Choctaw where they operate a non-profit retreat for various clubs and charities to use.  They currently have 11 horses and use only volunteers to operate the ranch.  Walter and Janet plan to spend their remaining years further developing Hope Retreat Ranch, LLC, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. 

HR Ranch is a horse ranch in Choctaw where non-profit groups can gather and enjoy a safe and controlled venue for their activities and where therapist can bring clients to pet or ride horses.  HR Ranch has served many populations including scouts, schools, and the downs syndrome society.  Plans are process for the clients of the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled to enjoy a day at HR Ranch. hrranch.org

7-7-18: Disty Simpson and Matthew Danuser with the nonprofit, Fill My Basket

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour … Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: Disty Simpson and Matthew Danuser with nonprofit, Fill My Basket

Fill My Basket is a Oklahoma City based non-profit that specializes in random acts of kindness by buying groceries around the metro to help low income seniors and families along with inspiring people to be kind and to pass that kindness forward! “Paying It Forward – One Basket at a Time!”
Fill My Basket was inspired by a viral video that both Matthew Danuser and Disty Simpson saw and it got them thinking … Why can’t we do these random acts of kindness right here in our beloved OKC City? Both being creative thinkers & doers … They begin implementing this concept right here in OKC along with a few helpers jumping aboard they figured it out and Fill My Basket was born locally!

Disty & Matthew are friends and both graduated from Edmond Memorial High School. Today, Disty is the Executive Chef/G.M. of:  The Manhattan, a restaurant in downtown okc (owned locally by Bruce Rinehart of the Rococo Restaurants) and Matthew is the owner of the New American Shaman, a Health & Wellness Shop Focusing on CBD products located on Britton & N. May Ave!

• donate at www.fillmybasket.org 

• check out their “Upworthy” video that has 26.6 million views and counting globally!!

• inspire others to do random acts of kindness in their community

• like and share “Fill My Basket” page on Facebook

6-30-18: Kim & Pat Anderson; hear this spectacular life-changing story!

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour …Kim & Pat Anderson. Hear this spectacular life-changing story!

What is Your Bucket List – Are You reading it or Doing it? Do You have Sleep Apnea??? How do you know if you do or don’t??? EXACTLY!!! Do You know CPR ? You Don’t … It can SAVE Someone’s life even a family member’s! What do all the three questions above have in common… A LOT!

Pat and Kim Anderson are the owners of Anderson Plumbing in Bethany which they started 2002. They have been married for 31 yrs and have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They reside in Piedmont, OK and love gardening, beekeeping and spending time with their family. They are very active in their church and various business organizations. Kim loves to cook and read. Pat enjoys his new fitness hobby of playing pickle ball, fishing and hiking.
When you are faced with a life changing experience like cardiac arrest that touched the lives of Pat & Kim Anderson last year … you make some life changing decisions. One of those was a Pilgrimage they went on last month to Camino de Santiago/Spain.

6-23-18: KEVO Properties Founder/CEO Steve Burris, Kevo Realtor LindseyMcCabe

This week on The Rise & Thrive OSJ Radio Hour 
Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen in on the OSJ app and website “Home Page” anytime! Guests in the OSJ Radio Studio: KEVO Properties Founder & CEO Steve Burris, Kevo Realtor LindseyMcCabe.

Steve Burris, Founder & CEO of KEVO Properties was born and raised in northwest Oklahoma City. As a former senior executive for an Oklahoma based Fortune 200 company, Steve managed over 500 employees. After working 20+ years in the corporate world, Steve founded Kevo Properties, a real estate company dedicated to helping agents discover their own leadership abilities. Kevo was started 8 years ago with Steve and 3 other Realtors, and has grown to over 250 Realtors today, proving that with the proper encouragement, mentorship, and hard-work, the real estate industry can change the lives of anyone willing to put in the effort. His wife Brandi Burris and he have a blended family of six sons and one daughter, ages 12 to 27. Phone: (405) 494-7222 Website: kevoproperties.com

Lindsey McCabe, REALTOR, originally from Del City, OK, worked in the customer service industry most of her early adult life before choosing a career in real estate in order to be more available after the birth of her daughter. After working with a small real estate group. She was introduced to and recruited by Kevo Properties, which offered her more guidance and opportunity to succeed. She  loves what she is doing and has never looked back. Lindsey and her husband Chris are enjoying life with their 5-year old daughter. Chris is the Culinary Director for the Good Egg Group. Phone: 405.568.6465 Email:  Lindsey.Mccabe@kevoproperties.com