Why in New Orleans? New Orleans has given me so much. It’s my home; it’s where I was born. I’m a product of New Orleans. I know what NOLA has to offer.
What about New Orleans inspires you? Our resiliency and how everyone is welcomed and has a place here.
Favorite art gallery: Windsor Fire Art on Royal Street
Favorite restaurant: MoPho in Mid-City
Best musical concert ever: Maxwell at Essence Fest
Name something about New Orleans that always puts you in a good mood: Catching a second line or a brass band after a wedding. Hearing unexpected music outdoors.
What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Invest in real estate, stay healthy.
Favorite walk: Walking in the French Quarter on a Sunday afternoon
Describe what your vision is for our future: Equality for all.
Favorite thing to do here to relax: Playing putt putt at City Putt with my son
Best book you've read in the past year: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Your go-to outfit: Comfortable jeans, Vans slip ons, a retro tri-blend t-shirt, glasses and a baseball cap
Favorite movie of all time: Gladiator
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