Partner / Commercial Real Estate
Describe what you love about what you do.
I love that I get to interact with amazing people every day. From the team at Urban to the folks behind our world class food scene to the entrepreneurs out there starting businesses, the people of this city never cease to energize me.
Why in New Orleans?
I chose to live in New Orleans because there is no other place with the soul that resides in this city. It's in the music, the heat, the river, the art, the food, and the people. I find it difficult to visit a place for too long where the culture just isn't as rich.
What about New Orleans inspires you?
This is a city with many opportunities, but what really inspires me is the set of challenges that come with the city. Economic, social justice, equity, violence, politics, city services and more — these are present within almost every block of this city. I am committed to working within the context of addressing and carrying an awareness of these challenges.
Something about New Orleans that can always put you in a good mood.
Sweating, smiling, and just generally vibing at a DJ Soul Sister show. I can walk into that experience in the worst mood and I just can't keep my feet from stomping/gliding/skipping/whatever else I do when I'm "dancing."
Describe your charitable work or favorite causes.
I'm a big believer in what the Lafitte Greenway provides for our residents and have always supported the Friends of the Lafitte Greenway and its mission. I'm also a big fan of what my friend Kaysie Bolton has created with Bayou Blend. A portion of the proceeds from the products go to benefit an autism center or foundation. It's great work and I always wear her creations with pride.
Favorite restaurant: Zasu
Favorite bar: Tell Me Bar (coming soon)
Favorite simple indulgence: Creole Creamery
A book you are reading now: Recapture the Rapture by Jamie Wheal
Favorite destination: The Galapagos
First thing you do when you wake up: Walk my dogs through the Bywater
Favorite new business: Vibrant Market
Interviews have been edited and condensed.
This article appeared in the A-List 2021 Issue of Adore Magazine.