Garrett joined Southwest Media Group as an intern in 2011, immediately after receiving his BA in Journalism from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Oklahoma. Over the years, Garrett has developed and executed media strategies for a diverse array of accounts, such as Whataburger, Del Frisco’s, Dave & Buster’s, BOK Financial, Ditch Witch, Grasshopper Mowers, Omni Hotels, The Parking Spot, Visit Orlando, Qatar Airways, and more.
Somewhat of a nomad, Garrett has lived in three cities in the last three years, and currently works remotely from Newport Beach, CA, where he takes full advantage of the great outdoors. He spends his weekends cycling, paddle-boarding, hiking, and walking his beagle as much as possible. Having previously lived in DFW , Lawrence, KS, and Norman, OK, Garrett is a pugnacious BBQ snob who’ll never turn down an opportunity to explain why Franklin’s is overrated.
Newport Beach Pier, one of my favorite places to be since moving to the west coast. I love everything about the ocean; the waves, the wind, the sand, you name it. I want to believe I was a beach-bum surfer in a past life.