Meet the Team

Gary Black

Founder & President

What is your favorite era in history?

60’s. Art, architecture, music was at its pinnacle & most adventurous.

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Ryan Bowling

Partner & OKC Manager

What is your soul food.

My homemade spaghetti and meatballs.

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Darshan Phillips

Creative Director

Tell us a joke.

I learned this one from my 5 year old son. Why did the sun go to school? To get brighter.

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Aubrey Craft


What’s your favorite place to travel and why?

I don’t travel often, but when I do it’s either to ‘disconnect’ or ‘reconnect’. I love tropical spots surrounded by water to get away from it all. Waimea Canyon in Kauai is one of the most beautiful places you can imagine and you don’t even need a passport to get there. When I feel like ‘reconnecting’ with the rhythms of humanity, I hit New York. The museums, shops, smells, people, plays, culture, food…It’s sensory overload in the best way. 

Chris Howells

Team Leader/Licensed Optician

What artist inspires you the most?

I’m most inspired by the art of dance….so Fred Astaire.

David Caldwell


What is the most obscure thing on your bucket list? 

India. Then Antartica.

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John Bean

Licensed Optician

What’s your soul food?

Tacos. I have literally driven to Mexico just to eat tacos.