Dave is a native Tulsan and has been married to Laurie for 20 years. They have 2 daughters, Maggie plays collegiate volleyball at the University of Tulsa and Emily is a junior at Jenks High School (and plays volleyball too).
Dave is president of Sawyer Manufacturing Company, a Tulsa based manufacturing and fabrication facility that focuses on the Energy industry.
Dave’s connection to the ministry is through Frank Khalil. Frank and Dave both attended Memorial High School in Tulsa – and got reacquainted years later through the ministry of Young Life in Tulsa. Dave enjoys seeing men’s lives changed through the Journey process.
In his free time, Dave enjoys the lake with family, watching volleyball matches, and cycling.
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As someone who thrives on interacting with people, Gregory (Greg) P. Wood couldn’t have made a better career choice. Greg, who launched his current practice in 2001, still gets excited when he reflects on the professional path he has taken. “I love my work so much, I chose this career not once, but twice!” he laughs.
After graduating from Oklahoma State with a degree in business, Greg started out as a stockbroker, and then took a detour in medical sales for a few years while he established his family. A chance encounter with a college acquaintance introduced him to the need to plan for his own financial future. Before long, he was being recruited back into the financial services business.
“I re-entered this business at a perfect time,” says Greg. “Many of my peers had developing careers, they were starting businesses, or had growing families. All of these are opportunities for us as financial advisors to provide real value to clients.” More importantly, it gave Greg the chance to do what he enjoys most: to engage with people in a very meaningful and personal way.
Today, Greg’s practice focuses almost exclusively on risk management. He specializes in estate planning, business planning, and executive compensation plans. As a partner of the Catalyst Group, he takes pride in the firm’s capacity to service clients’ end-to-end needs – from investments to protection strategies, including health insurance. “Our team approach serves our clients well, and ensures that we direct the right talent to address specific areas of need,” he says.
Outside of work, Greg is an avid golfer and personal fitness enthusiast. He and his wife, Julie, are parents to three children. They reside in Tulsa, and are active members of Life Church.
Mr. Hirshey is a registered Professional Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington where he piloted the initial Management of Technology MBA curriculum. Mr. Hirshey currently serves as Chairman of Cyntergy , a full-service architectural/engineering firm. Founded by Mr. Hirshey in 1997, Cyntergy provides all engineering disciplines and architecture in-house with a staff of over 115 professionals, which makes it the largest AEC firm in the state of Oklahoma.
He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, such as the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Management Association, Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honorary), Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honorary) and the Tulsa Post of the Society of American Military Engineers. Mr. Hirshey is also an active member of the Arkansas Alumni.
Mr. Hirshey serves on several boards including Christian outreach organizations such as Young Life, Influencers, Operation22MST, and Tulsa Children’s Museum. The impact that Influencers and the Journey have is beyond words. This journey to true discipleship and understanding of the character of God reveals His heart and true nature and what He intends for each of us to model and reflect. We were created in His image and we have the heart of God inside us. As we abide in Him he transforms our heart to what He intended us to be. Because of this, we can be influencing others in a genuine and natural way wherever God has placed us in the marketplace.
Rich Love has lived in Tulsa since 1991 with his wife of 30 years , Jana. They are the proud parents of two adult sons, Jackson Love of Arlington, Virginia, and Mitchell Love, of Norman, Oklahoma. Rich has practiced law for most of his career at Conner & Winters, where he is a commercial trial attorney. The Love family attends church at Kirk of the Hills.
I am originally from Missouri but have called Tulsa home since 1998. Married to Kacy for over 20 years and have 3 children: Madison, Luke, and Roxie. After 20 years of working for an Adhesive and Equipment distributor, I made a career change and now sell Engineered Suspensions for Ridewell Corporation. God’s timing is always perfect and it led me to go through the Journey in 2009. It was the right time for me to start seeking Him in my daily walk. God continues to surround me with incredible men in my life. Men that I can lean on and lock arms with during the battles that we face daily. I am honored and excited to be a part of the Influencers Tulsa Board. I am constantly amazed at how God is using us to help hungry men seek a personal, abiding relationship with our heavenly Father!
Stephen is a long time Tulsan. He has been married to Karen for almost 30 years. They have two grown daughters, Meagan and Caroline.
Stephen is the President and CEO of OND Financial Solutions , a Tulsa based financial planning and wealth management firm serving business owners and high net worth individuals throughout the Unites States.
Stephen loves being a part of Influencers and says: “I’ve never seen anything that impacts men spiritually as much as diving into the journey group process.” “No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, it will allow you to deepen your relationship with Christ.”
Stephen has a heart for mentoring young men. He also loves engaging with spiritual peers as “iron sharpens iron” (Proverbs 27:17). In his spare time, he enjoys walks with Karen, spending time with his daughters and playing golf.