Why in New Orleans? There is no better city than New Orleans for a hospitality professional. Hospitality is what this city does best.
What inspires you about New Orleans? The experiences that I have had in this amazing city over the last 35 years, my family, and the warmth of the people.
Name something about New Orleans that always puts you in a good mood: New Orleans in the springtime. The most perfect weather ever...the only thing is I wish it would last longer!
Favorite museum: NOMA
Favorite walk: Magazine Street
Netflix obsession: Chef's Table
Describe what you see as our future: The next generation is the future. Accessible education including trade skills.
Describe your charitable work: Causes that I like to get involved with are typically mentorship driven: Liberty's Kitchen and Son of a Saint. I also like getting involved with the American Cancer Society.
Favorite cocktail: Saffron Nola Old Fashioned
Best musical concert ever: The Eagles
Would would people be surprised to know about you? I like to sing and play guitar.
Your go-to outfit: Jacket and tie - you can never be overdressed
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