Meet the Team

I am Texas born and raised, but I bleed crimson + cream and yell Boomer Sooner louder and with more pride than anyone you’ll ever meet. I graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Health & Exercise Science. Professionally, I hold a lot of titles – blogger, group exercise instructor, Arbonne Independent Consultant + District Manager, and aspiring wellness coach. In my free time, I enjoy working out and curling up with a glass of wine, my fur baby, and a good crime show.

My time as a student at OU is where my heart and passion for wellness flourished through both my studies and from navigating my own wellness journey. The Southern Sooner is a wellness + lifestyle blog. It touches on a little bit of everything because I believe that wellness encompasses so much more than just going to the gym and counting calories. Wellness as a whole is physical, emotional, spiritual, social, cultural, intellectual, environmental, financial, and occupational. I focus on health + wellness in the typical ways – workouts, healthier recipes, self-care tips – but I also made it a mission to share about clean, non-toxic products because I believe everything we use impacts our health. The heart behind The Southern Sooner is to help others feel empowered and capable of taking control of their health + wellness.

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Hi friends! My name is Kate and I am the loudest and proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2017! A-WHOOP! I graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and I have the extreme privilege of being the graphic designer at The Southern Sooner.

I LOVE getting to be a part of this page in my own small way and helping Sam’s vision come to life. See those lil’ sparkle signatures? The header? The Pinterest pictures? That’s what I do!

Background: Sam and I went to high school together, our bond forever cemented by our Biology teaching saying “pee-nalize.” Eight years and counting, I guess you could say our relationship is pretty serious. I moved from Dallas to San Antonio shortly after graduation and now work in the wonderful world of marketing. I love a good CrossFit WOD and dream of the day I can have a dog as cute as Arlyn.

I’ve never seen Sam pour her heart and soul into something as much as The Southern Sooner, and you can see her passion for health and wellness radiate on every page. Enjoy the blog and HMU if you ever need design help too!