Meet the Team
Sapulpa Times exists because of the efforts of a group of folks who wanted to make a difference in their town.
Micah Choquette, Owner & Publisher
Micah is an award-winning web designer and blogger. He's passionate about seeing Sapulpa and it's businesses do well. He took over production of Sapulpa Times in 2015.
Elizabeth Berry Thompson, Arts & Entertainment Writer
Born and raised in Sapulpa, Elizabeth has a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and is a former banker. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown with her husband Michael and to be contributing to The Sapulpa Times.
Lottie Wilds, Extremely Senior Staff Writer
Lottie Wilds is a native Oklahoman and a multi-talented woman—she is a mother, grandmother, Navy veteran, and lifelong creator. Lottie loves to quilt, decorate, garden, swim, paint, and write stories. She is grateful for every day she gets a chance to get it right.
Charles Betzler, Columnist and Technical Writer
Long-time Sapulpa resident Charles Betzler followed his father into the radio and TV repair business, fixing his first broken radio at age 9. Though his first love is vintage audio equipment, he has repaired every type of consumer electronic device, from black-and-white TVs to the latest laptop.
Julia Choquette, Obituaries & Celebrations Manager
A 2000 graduate of Sapulpa, Julia has a background of early Childhood Education and is currently a stay at home mom of two boys. She is in charge of celebrations and obituaries for the Sapulpa Times.
Brooke DeLong, Columnist
Brooke DeLong has a degree in Naturopathy and is passionate about educating and inspiring people. She is a wife and mom to four awesome kids.
William Wimmer, Columnist
William Wimmer is the Senior Pastor at First Church of God in Sapulpa. He has been in ministry for over 28 years.
Don Diehl, Founder
Don is a veteran award-winning journalist with a wealth of experience in nearly every facet of publishing the news. He and his wife Janell, began the endeavor that became Sapulpa Times in 2014.