Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Lisa Sharp has had a passion for the environment since she was just a child. Lisa grew up watching Bill Nye the Science Guy and Captain Planet. Even as a toddler she was telling people to “we cycle.”
Over time Lisa’s passion has grown into a career. Lisa is a freelance writer, green consultant, and environmental activist. She is the founder and editor of Retro Housewife Goes Green and also writes for several other sites. She has worked with companies such as TerraCycle, Glass Dharma, Reuseit.com, Credo Mobile, and Disneynature. She is a member of the Green Moms Carnival and serves on the Ada Recycling Coalition’s board. She also is a brand ambassador for Reuseit.com, PeopleTowels, and TerraCycle.
Lisa has found the Internet to be a great way to spread awareness about green issues and connect with others. As she has interacted extensively with others via social media, she has found there to be a lack of sufficient solid resources and information regarding how to go about going green in Oklahoma and why it is so important. Thus Green Oklahoma was born.
Stephanie Roudabush is the Co-Owner of Theraganics, a Tulsa, Oklahoma based natural bath & body company. She is dedicated to educating and helping people through her handcrafted products due to her own past skin issues. She is a member of the Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild as well as the Tulsa Master Recyclers.
Elizabeth Pilgrim is a local cloth diaper advocate, the mother of three, co-owner of The Changing Table, founder of Cloth Diaper Oklahoma, and Board Member of the Real Diaper Association. Elizabeth’s store, The Changing Table, offers cloth diaper trials and rental programs and offers free classes which help you choose the best cloth diapers for your little one.
Jessica Reagan is a cooking fanatic and loves entertaining and sharing her recipes with others, usually with a bottle of wine. She recently embarked on a journey to a primal/ paleo lifestyle which, in addition to diet, focuses on sleep, nature, and meditation for optimal health and general well-being. She is passionate about teaching people about organic, whole foods’ power to heal mind and body, as well as prevent and cure most maladies and disease. When she isn’t chasing around her 2 kids or whipping up something delicious, she enjoys making all natural beauty products and listening to her vinyl record collection. You can also follow Jessica on her blog, WholeDeliciousFood.
Amber Henderson-Bonge is a first-time mother and somewhat hippy housewife, trying to find green ways to raise her family. While living as a student and professional in France, she admired their eco-friendly lifestyle and hopes to bring some of it home to Oklahoma. You can follow Amber on pinterest and on her personal blog, The Faux Frenchie.
Christina is an avid reader, lover of science fiction and fantasy, and arts programming director in Oklahoma City. She is always pursuing a healthier and greener lifestyle for her and her family. You can also follow her book blog by candlelight at bycandlelight.iamfoss.com.
Nicky Omohundro is a clean eating food blogger and mother of 3. She and her family love food, cooking, and traveling. They are dedicated to eliminating processed foods and junk from their diet and focus on eating “real” organic foods. You can follow Nicky on her blog Our Little Family Adventure, on Facebook, or Pinterest.
Johanna Burton lives in Tulsa, where she grows things, makes things, and reads a lot. She works with reclaimed and repurposed materials in the garden, the house, and the studio. A lapsed member of Tulsa Master Recyclers, she has a lot of relatives, pets, and ideas, and lives very happily without car or tv.
Suzanne Ripley is a library clerk and aspiring author in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated from West Virginia University in December 2012 with a bachelor’s in English. When she’s not working at the library or editing for Green Oklahoma, Suzanne succumbs to her passion: creative writing. Her YA books, Lahkia: Heir of Darkness and Lahkia: Book 2 (currently untitled), are nine year long projects that she hopes to finish within the next two years. Concerning the Lahkia series, Ms. Ripley was quoted as saying, “Lahkia is a coming-of-age-story, but it isn’t just Azura’s: It is the bildungsroman of all soft-souled people. Azura’s acceptance of the monarchy is our acceptance that we must dive into the adult world (no matter how terrifying). Azura’s battle against the Saghki army is a battle against our own fears. In the end, readers learn that sometimes love and determination are the only things that make a dark world worth living in.”
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