I can’t begin to tell you how excited I get when I stumble upon a young entrepreneur especially when they are one of Oklahoma’s own. I found Allie Paschal, owner of Left on Elm, on Instagram. Allie takes pieces of wood and diligently handcrafts them into personable items. Her work is unique, beautiful and worth showcasing.
Fellow Okie Questionnaire
- What company do you represent? Is the company or organization based in Oklahoma?
Left on Elm out of Broken Arrow, OK.
- What city in Oklahoma do you call home?
- What cities in Oklahoma have you lived in?
I grew up in Oklahoma City, went to OSU in Stillwater and am now living in and loving Broken Arrow.
- What’s your favorite thing about Oklahoma?
I love how you’ll never meet a stranger here. Everywhere you go in Oklahoma, you find yourself talking to someone you just met like you’ve known each other for years.
- Compared to other places you’ve traveled, what stands out most about Oklahoma?
I’ve only lived in Oklahoma, but have traveled quite a bit. Compared to other places, I think Oklahoma just has more of a casual and laid back vibe. People here are always selflessly looking to help each other out in whatever way they can.
- Tell me a little bit about your organization or company.
Left on Elm creates custom handmade home décor pieces primarily made from reclaimed wood. Custom pieces, personalized gifts and oversized reclaimed wood Oklahoma signs are what Left on Elm is known for.
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- What are your goals for the company or organization?
At the moment, custom orders have taken up most of my time so I haven’t been able to mass produce signature pieces as much as I would like. But, I’ll be adding a few regular pieces that will be regularly available. I’m also looking into a few local shops that fit well with Left on Elm to regularly carry products. My passion will always be creating things that are special to those that receive them and I hope to be able to continue doing so for as long as I can!
- How can others help you achieve your goals?
Check out LeftonElm.com, and follow Left on Elm on Facebook and Instagram. Something new is always happening from local shows to giveaways. Help to grow and support our communities by shopping local!
- How can people contact you?
Send a message from the contact page at Leftonelm.com or a direct message through Facebook or Instagram.
It was my pleasure having Allie as my 1st Fellow Okie of 2016! She does awesome work. If you have the chance you should definitely check out her website and keep up with her on social media!