Kay Wallace started working in fashion journalism after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics with an emphasis on Fashion Merchandising. With a Master’s Degree in Grant Writing Management and a Master's Degree in Arts & Organizational Management, Kay begin producing fashion shows in 1996 and has successfully produced hundreds of shows throughout the Midwest including the National clothing line Privacywear. She has written several articles for state magazines such as Shades of Oklahoma, An Oklahoma Eagle supplement, and Excelstyle Magazine. Kay currently serves as Editor for The Women of Oklahoma. With hosting and producing hundreds of events, conferences, programs, workshops, and seminars, Kay says, “I am looking forward to writing informative articles and introducing exciting events for the women of Oklahoma!”
Social Media Coordinator and Contributing Writer
Cheval Parker is the owner of C.Marie Creative Styles and Cheval Parker Realtors. She has had a career that has complemented her many strengths including management of real estate for international clientele, construction project management, home décor planning, event coordination, and keynote speaking for relationship conferences. Cheval is a contributing writer for The Women of Oklahoma and serves as Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Seminole State College and furthered her education at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Michigan. Cheval states that her greatest accomplishment is being a devoted wife for over 30 years and raising her two children who both studied at the University of Oklahoma before one pursued a career in Law and the other in Medicine. Cheval's personal mandate is to make a positive impact and leave an indelible mark on her community by walking out her calling in life as a disciple of Christ. Her personal mantras are: “Preparation is Key” and “Start strong, Finish Strong.”
Melanie Cooper Lewis (M.Ed. from UCO; B.A. in History, Geography, Anthropology from O.U.) has over 30 years of experience in public and private school settings in the U.S. and abroad as a Teacher, Professional School Counselor, and as a district Counseling Supervisor. Retiring in 2012, Melanie came full circle, returning to Oklahoma where she is a Licensed Professional Counselor, served on the State Board of the Oklahoma School Counselor Association, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka. She does volunteer work at the museum as a grant writer, and she develops educational programming. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they live on a cattle ranch not far from Wewoka. Melanie has three adult children and five grandchildren.
Fashion & Beauty Coordinator
Norah Washington-Parker serves as Fashion & Beauty Coordinator. With a Master’s Degree in Business Ethics and Public Relations, Norah was born and raised in New Lima, Oklahoma. My parents instilled in me not only to have drive and motivation but also to have unwavering faith in God almighty. With my father being a long-time Pastor and my mother being the Director of the Wewoka Chapter of Youth Family Services, I have seen the importance of serving a community first-hand. Norah started her own business, Styled by N-Jewell from the ground, and knows firsthand about entrepreneurship. I have learned so much about building my own business and I believe that I bring a plethora of both work ethic and previous experience to The Women of Oklahoma. Norah and her husband have a daughter. My daughter, Amanda, is my pride and joy; just a smile from her keeps me motivated to do my best. My husband always has my back and keeps me grounded and supported. May God continue to bless all of you individually and as an organization as we strive to improve ourselves and our communities.
Anna Mantooth went to high school in her hometown of Wewoka, Oklahoma, where she graduated as Valedictorian in 2000. She attended the University of Oklahoma, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, as well as a minor in Art History, in 2005. Anna was a contributor and copy editor for Boyd Street Magazine in Norman, OK from 2010 to 2013, and was a Digital Content Writer for Travelok.com from 2011 to 2013. She is currently the Social Media Manager for the Wewoka High School Alumni Association, and creates their annual newsletter. Anna works as a landman for Turner Oil and Gas Properties, Inc., and lives in Oklahoma City with her partner Jon and their two dogs, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch.
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