Heide Brandes

Heide Brandes is an award-winning journalist and editor with more than 18 years of experience in publishing before starting her own freelance writing company in October 2012. She regularly contributes to numerous state, regional and national publications and has been published in Forbes, Silicon66, Bloomberg News, The Guardian UK, Outdoor X 4, Pink Pangea, GoNomad, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TrailGroove Magazine, Destinations Travel Magazine, New York Daily News and the New York Times. She is also the Oklahoma correspondent for Reuters News Service.

Oklahoma City has been Heide’s home for more than 20 years.

Cindy Ritchie

Cindy Ritchie is a photographer—most days anyway. But she really defines herself as an athlete, an adventurer, a risk taker, a motivator to others and a positive force for those around her. Cindy chooses the challenging path, putting her out of her comfort zone, always pushing and testing herself.

As a photographer, she brings joy and lasting memories to clients, and meets new people and make new friends every day.

Cindy grew up in OKC, left, living worldwide from New Zealand to Scotland, and eventually came back to OKC.

Lana Leigh Wilkens

As a wife and homeschooling mother of five, Lana Leigh Wilkens is often told she has her hands full. Lana’s life is fairly simple and primarily revolves around her faith in Jesus Christ, family and creativity. After graduating from OU with an art degree in 2004, Lana continued to grow in her love for Norman and OKC. Her insatiable desire for the truth leads her to ask challenging questions about the status quo. Lana’s blog, On Purpose, can be found at LanaLeigh.land. 
Her latest eBook, The Three Gates: A Foot-in-Mouth Prevention Guide, can be downloaded for free from her website.