Courtney Ann is a creative director, stylist and art director who finds inspiration in all things. After several years working in the New York fashion industry, Courtney Ann decided to hone her skills at the prestigious Central Saint Martins University studying Honours Fashion Communication and Promotion in London, UK. She currently works freelance and has a range of clientele including Shawn Mendes, Refinery29 and Amazon.com and is excited to be in her home state of Oklahoma.
Vicar of Editorial (yes, that's his real title) Greg Horton is a freelance writer and adjunct professor. He has been writing for more than 25 years, and during the last 10 of those, he's written hundreds of articles about food and wine. He loves wine. He loves wine and bars so much that he lives with a bartender in a downscale apartment in downtown Oklahoma City, as befits a writer. He made up the title. We had to look up the word "vicar." Apparently, it's on his mug at McNellie's, too. We're guessing they don't know what it means either. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Editor Veronica Pasfield is an award-winning city magazine editor. Her leadership of magazines in San Francisco (Diablo Magazine) and Detroit (HOUR Detroit) garnered a dozen national editorial and design awards from the City & Regional Magazine Association and the Western Publishing Association. Veronica is a discriminating curator of local culture and a devout foodie. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in American Studies/Native American Studies from the University of Michigan. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts & Entertainment Editor Emily Russell is a copywriter for a local advertising agency and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she studied journalism and film, as well as international marketing at London’s Middlesex University. She has a passion for animals (especially her rescue labs), Netflix and gin + Fever Tree tonic. Follow her vegetarian exploits on Insta at @okcveggie. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Elizabeth Deifenderfer is owner of Cuppies & Joe cupcakery and coffeeshop in Midtown, OKC.
Andrea Koester, a born and raised Okie, has been in the food & wine industry for the past 10 years. After spending a year traveling and working on farms throughout New Zealand, she returned excited to get involved with the local food community. She is very passionate about encouraging Oklahomans to eat locally and seasonally. She currently works for Urban Agrarian coordinating events and developing a prepared food line. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, a good glass of wine, gardening, and most importantly sharing a great meal with friends and family.
Jenny Wirt is a fashion stylist who specializes in personal consultations and bridal styling. She cut her teeth styling editorial and assisting high-fashion stylists in New York City and Amsterdam.
Reporter Jessica Valentine is a communications pro at a local art museum with a degree in journalism and theater from Oklahoma State University. She’s moved across the country twice, only to finally land in Uptown Oklahoma City where she loves discovering and writing about its progression and the surrounding areas.
Writer Robb Lindsey is a Kansas City native and OU graduate. He studied history, literature, law, and dead languages whereupon he faced career choices such as law, tending bar, and becoming Indiana Jones. Robb did not want to become a lawyer. When not slinging drinks and quoting Philip Larkin, Robb can be found at many local drinking establishments drinking and quoting Philip Larkin.
Whitney Bryen is an award-winning journalist recognized by Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters and Colorado Press Association for her strong voice, conversational tone and news coverage. She is a freelance writer and photographer with a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. Whitney is an Oklahoma native who returned to Norman after traveling the world for a year. She spends her days planning her next trip.
Josh DeLozier is the co-founder of The Truck It App, Marketing Director at Devotify, host of The Backstage Pass on KOSU Radio and The Spy FM, founding partner of the Food For All food truck, member-at-large with Ignite OKC, and co-founder of The Art Market App. Learn more on his website at JoshDelozier.com.
Publisher Trey McNeill brings an extensive sales and media background to Territory. He has more than a decade of media sales experience in both the Dallas and Oklahoma City markets, as well as a decade of small business ownership in OKC. He has been an Oklahoma City resident since 1999 and his claim to fame is his triple crown--both as the dad of Taylor, Katie, and Ryan + his three-time beach bocce ball championship.
Jezy Gray is a writer, editor and critic from southern Okahoma. He holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of North Texas, where he studied African American literature and culture. His essay, "In My Tribe," was recently collected in the 2017 anthology from This Land Press. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and two cats.
James Corley wouldn't describe himself as a "mixologist" because those people have taken a weekend course in a dimly lit convention center and definitely paid the extra $15 for their personalized business cards. However, he does prepare drinks for a living to survive the industry recession in journalism jobs while putting off writing the next great American novel. He bought his first AP Stylebook in 2007 in Lincoln, Nebraska; Subsequent odd-year-only versions were purchased in Norman before being replaced by bar books and Crichton novels. Will write for ramen.
A gardening expert and contributor to both Southern Living and HGTV Magazine. Vater and her garden have been featured in a multitude of publications. She resides in Crown Heights with her husband and two sons. Catch her every Friday at 4:30 as the “Garden Guru” for NewsChannel 4, KFOR or on www.potagerblog.com.
George Lang is a reporter, public relations professional, MFA student and an adjunct professor at ACM@UCO. The former assistant entertainment editor at The Oklahoman, Lang spends more time on film and music than he has to spare.
Jordan Hayes is the owner and operator of Muted Post, a Website Architecture & Design studio whose mission is to foster relationships & nurture community throughout Oklahoma while helping those that are contributing to the betterment of this state grow their virtual identities through intentional design and community focused copy.
Justin spends his days trying to assemble the jigsaw puzzle of his life into something that almost makes sense. The pieces include husband, father, English major, rider of bicycles, writer of songs/stories/articles/grants, planner of events, teacher of health education classes, and chief propaganda officer for Guthrie, Oklahoma. He grew up in Kentucky where he learned that good bourbon and a game of H-O-R-S-E are steps 1 and 2 of any worthwhile creative endeavor.