Sheila Curley, APR
Washington D.C. may have Olivia Pope, but we have Sheila. If there’s a crisis, you definitely want this powerhouse in your corner. Her impressive resume spans over two decades of strategic communications, crisis management and corporate public relations. In fact, the Public Relations Society of America Tulsa Chapter recently named her Public Relations Professional of the Year.
Sheila comes from a long line of strong women – and is now raising one of her own. Her daughter Madison is a senior at “that other school in Norman.” (For those who do not know, Sheila bleeds orange.) Despite her choices in college, Madison is Sheila’s pride and joy.
Just a small town girl, Sheila grew up on a dairy farm in northeastern Oklahoma, where she played basketball one minute and entered pageants the next. Sheila’s part tomboy, but can wear high heels like nobody’s business. She’s as tough as nails. Unless there’s a spider involved. Then it’s all bets off.
Sheila’s idiosyncrasies … besides spiders…
Incorrect use of grammar
When her business partner eats popcorn at her desk
Her compulsive need to vacuum
Her ability to go without sleep or food (or even going to the bathroom) for days on end
Before her foray into opening sixPR with friend and business partner Sheila Curley, Marnie spent several years in the non-profit world. Her favorite was the decade she spent working in the zoo world – the Fort Worth Zoo and Tulsa Zoo. She has an affinity for penguins and even had one spend the night in her bathtub.
Marnie and her husband Shane live in the country and have a blended family of four children. Which translates to: Marnie spends her waking hours in the car. She owes her sanity to NPR and QuikTrip coffee.
Before kids and owning a business, Marnie used to do epic adventures like ice climbing Mount Rainer, rock climbing the Great Tetons and running the Honolulu Marathon. Now her hobbies consist of wine and sleep.
Marnie is completely and ridiculously obsessed with the OKC Thunder. Just ask to see her embroidered blue and orange bomber jacket and to name the entire Thunder roster including their bios. It’s pretty impressive, really.
Strange but true Marnie facts…
Marnie’s eyes are two different colors and she has extra bones in her feet
Her resume includes “Professor of Horseback Riding and Canoeing”
While working at the Fort Worth Zoo, Marnie ran a golf cart into Willie Nelson’s trailer while driving baseball legend Nolan Ryan. She then tripped and fell on top of then Texas Governor Rick Perry. And somehow managed to not get fired.
Account & Events Manager
Canaan has more than ten years experience managing 500 + person events and every level in between. She can also identify makes and models of all cars and can name the year within a five-year window. She’s a woman of many talents.
From working with Mary Lou Retton for Aim High Academy’s Gold Medal Night, planning a 100 year anniversary celebration for a local company, to managing the massive volunteer initiative for the Vision Tulsa campaign– Canaan has many career highlights during her time at sixPR. Her events have won several awards as well as the gold member status at Chinese Foot Massage.
In her spare time (oxymoron?), Canaan loves family dinners with her two darling girls and husband, collecting shot glasses, yoga and basketball (not at the same time). She also loves organizing said shot glasses and anything else that can be color coded or put in a cute container in alphabetical order.
Canaan’s Pet Peeves
Empty public bathrooms. So, this may be more of an irrational fear than pet peeve. If she asks you to accompany her to the restroom…now you know.
Tapping feet or fingers.
When people make fun of her first (and only) artistic attempt – “The Angry Tree” a canvas that hangs proudly in her entryway.
Known as our resident globe trotter, (she graduated high school in Italy and has traveled to over 40 countries!) Lindsey now calls Tulsa home with her husband Steve and their two-year-old daughter.
Lindsey has over 8 years experience in public relations, and her “slightly obsessive personality” ensures that all our clients receive first class service. Which would also explain her passion for zero unread emails and zero clutter.
Prior to sixPR, Lindsey (otherwise known as Linz by those closest to her) spent time at the YMCA of Greater Tulsa as Communications Director and also at Schnake Turnbo Frank as an account coordinator. She eventually wants to go on a world cruise. We have a distinct feeling Lindsey will not only make that happen, she will be running the ship as well. As long as daily massages are included.
Favorite line from her (ALL TIME FAVORITE) movie:
“Attitude reflects leadership, Captain.” – Remember the Titans
When she’s not cruising around with her daughter with the windows down, Laura is designing award-winning pieces for sixPR clients and is the senior designer with an impressive portfolio at a boutique publishing house in Tulsa.
Laura comes by her trade naturally, as her first job was in a print shop making copies and assembling presentations. However, she will be the first to tell you that in her next life, she plans to be a history professor.
A few of Lolly Lou’s favorite things…
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Hot cup of coffee on a cool autumn morning
1942 Zenith Console Radio
Do not ask her if she has a favorite movie. She will completely stress out.
Account Coordinator - Social Media Specialist
Stay out of this girl’s way – Chelsea is always on the move – so please don’t walk slowly or make her stand in a line.
When not obsessing about Harry Potter, (she has a life-size Harry Potter cutout in her house) this talented graphic artist works on designing super cool pieces and clever social media campaigns for our clients.
Chelsea graduated from OSU with a degree in Strategic Communications; however, her ultimate life goal is to play a victim on a hit criminal investigation show where they spend the entire episode trying to solve her murder. We aren’t sure what college degree will prepare her for that – but she claims, “I can hold my breath for a really long time, so I would make a good dead person.”
Other Chelsea fun facts:
While she can’t handle slow walkers or standing in line – another pet peeve is when people tell her to hurry. Irony anyone?
Chelsea’s grandmother would send her a card every week while she was in college. She looked forward to receiving them so much, that she now keeps every card given to her and places them in keepsake albums.
Chelsea has a long-haired Chihuahua named Dayzi Duke Tinkerbell Love Schumann. Enough said.
Officially Jamie is our “project coordinator” but she is a jack of all trades. Between visiting foreign countries with cool people and forcing them to do karaoke, Jamie is our in-house hair stylist, travel agent, dog sitter etc… she does it all!
Jamie graduated from ORU with a degree in Public Relations and has worked with SixPR ever since. She maintains a perfect work-life balance- giving into her not-so-guilty pleasure of watching the Kardashians at work, only when Sheila isn’t in the office.
A perfectly curated playlist
A full tank of gas
NOT salads- she has no idea what they taste like and does not plan to find out.