Letter From the Editor

The May issue of Oklahoma Magazine heralds summer fun and brings you stories of Oklahomans you’ll love as much as we do. From an international fashion designer who got her start in Minco to a fiddle-player loving life in Guthrie, plus a Jenks High School graduate gunning for a spot in the NFL, you won’t want to put this issue down.

We also have the inside scoop on Tulsa-based Polo Grill’s newest chef, and you get to meet the couple bringing locally sourced cuisine to Levain Kitchen & Bakery. Don’t miss our Destinations story about voluntourism in Guatemala – complete with vibrant photos and firsthand knowledge from our writer who traveled there herself.

Our features are sure to inspire you, too. We give you the best in barbecue, grilling and smoking. Hear from chefs across the state who take you into their own backyards to show you their techniques in cooking baby back ribs, juicy burgers, vegetables and lamb with grills and smokers. Meet our Women Who Make a Difference, a group of seven volunteers, pioneers and dreamers who have an impact in their communities, our state and the world. Learn more about downtown living and discover where the latest luxury apartments and condos will spring up in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Finally, find an intriguing story on preparing for a nuclear incident – the advice isn’t that different from the 1950s, but important, nonetheless.

This is what Oklahoma Magazine is all about – bringing you the stories about our state and our people that entertain, inform and inspire each month. Our staff enjoys finding the stories you love. Feel free to send us story ideas, thoughts and feedback to [email protected] We’re happy to hear from you.


Wendy King Burton
Managing Editor