Jennifer Loren, 36
Executive Producer and Host of Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People
Loren is well known to Tulsans, who likely recognize her from her previous career anchoring the 9 p.m. newscast on Tulsa CW. After nearly nine years in that position, Loren recently took a job with the Cherokee Nation creating Osiyo, a show that tells the stories of members, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. “I helped create a 30-minute TV show about the Cherokee Nation from scratch,” she says. “We select story ideas, film them and put them together as mini-documentaries.” Loren has been interested in video production for most of her life. “I started doing video projects when I was about 10 years old,” she says. “My siblings and I would put together pretend news stories and commercials and even magic shows, using my dad’s video camera and some really fancy editing.”
Dustin Fravel, M.D., 37
Hospitalist Physician, Saint Francis Hospital
“In the past, all doctors saw their own patients in the hospital or their office, wherever the patient went the doctor followed. Very few do this now,” says Fravel. As a hospitalist, he is a primary care physician to patients who are admitted to the hospital. “We work alongside the specialist physicians to take care of our patients and carry out the mission of the hospital,” he says. In addition to his physician duties, Fravel was recently elected to work with administration to provide the best patient care possible. He hopes to continue to improve as a physician and “embrace the difference between battling disease and death versus taking the best care of the person in front of me,” he says. “This sometimes means just listening to your patient and their family and translating their goals into quality care.”
Cahn D. Wiggs, 34
Custom Home Builder, Vice President, Brian D. Wiggs Homes
Wiggs grew up in the home-building industry doing odd jobs for his father, Brian, and learned about the business first-hand. Now, as vice president of Brian D. Wiggs Homes, he manages the operations of the custom home-building business. He volunteers with the Greater Tulsa Home Builders Association and serves as the president of the Association’s 40Below Council, which gives him the opportunity to be an active member of the Board of Directors. Wiggs believes in giving back, which is why has has supported the mission of Habitat for Humanity for more than 20 years. He has worked on projects and helped build homes for families in need.
Brent Collins, 38
Senior Superintendent, Manhattan Construction Company
His grandfather gifted him a toolbox at age 5, and Collins has been building things ever since. He began working construction in high school, and now he is responsible for field operations on a construction project, including the schedule, safety, quality control and client and architect relationships. Collins says that the key to success is working harder than anyone else. “Success is more about determination and hard work than natural ability,” he says. In his free time, Collins enjoys spending time with his family and building furniture.