Peggy Garrett began working in 1980 at what is now the Urban Mission. She considered it something to do “in between gigs,” but 34 years later Garrett, 59, of Harrah, is still there. Today she is the executive director.
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the May 3, 1999 tornado outbreak resulting in more than 40 deaths. He has extensive experience in human interest stories and coverage of victims, striving to stress the importance of the individual behind the numbers.