Visit Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge Convention and Visitor's Bureau, since 2002. Prior to that time, he served as the Bureau's VP of Sales & Marketing since 1997. He is a native of New Orleans and has over 41 years of experience in hospitality marketing. Paul and his wife Melanie reside in Baton Rouge with their daughter, Lauren. Paul was in the original cast of "Meanwhile, Back At CafeDu Monde.. at the Myrtles Plantation in May 2010, and has been on board as a popular headliner and emcee in more than 8 shows. His monologue - "New Orleans Restaurants Storm Into Baton Rouge" is a favorite with audiences and he keeps everyone in hysterics! His story, "New Orleans Restaurants Storm Into Baton Rouge" is featured in the Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde... Life Stories About Food coffeetable/cookbook.
Gabby Loubiere, Owner of Brew Ha-Ha - An LSU Graduate and mother of two beautiful daughters, Sophie (9) and Lilly (7). She opened Brew Ha-Ha Sept. 11th, 2004. She is Baton Rouge's "original cake ballers". Newly engaged to an amazing guy, Walker Higgins, who also has a 23 month old, Mia James...so she will soon be a step-mommy. She truly loves the coffee shop vibe...hang out all day, chatting about the ways of the world! She loves to bake and work out. Brew Ha-Ha is now a full cafe and this summer they are planning to start roasting their own coffee.
Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine, he is the Food Editor for Dig Magazine, and he is a featured C-Team Blogger for Southern Living’s partnered social media site The Southern Coterie. Apart from helping his wife raise their two young children, he is starting a Louisiana based food blog to put Baton Rouge on the map as a foodie town. As part of that goal, he wants to become nominated by the James Beard Foundation for Journalism.
One for the Table and The Southern Coterie, she has also had some work published in local Baton Rouge publications such as Dig Magazine.
native of New Orleans and long time resident of Baton Rouge, studied engineering at LSU back in the '50s and spent 42 years in sales and sales management roles in the pump, valve, and corrosion resistant process equipment field, retiring from the Duriron Co., after 38 years. He has spent the past 15 years as president of Myles Sweeney & Associates, in a continuing consulting role placing sales and sales management executives across the globe. He is married to Sherry Sweeney and father of Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, Shannan Rieger, Erin Segrest Uffman, and Dr. Kelly Clements, and nine grandchildren. He enjoys golf, travelling and tailgating at LSU in his RV.
Body Fit Pilates in Baton Rouge, the producer of Body Fit Pilates television show, a certified Pilates instructor with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Fortaleza. She has two grown children, Francisco and Evelyn. She enjoys fishing, boating, running, tennis, mini-golf, ballet, dance, Pilates and cooking. She also loves travelling and is a self-proclaimed foodie/wine connoisseur. She donates her time to Cystic Fibrosis and The American Cancer Society. She is a member of the Baton Rouge Run Club, Bengal Belles and the Krewe of Artemis.
JGray Jazz Trio, The Soul/Funk band, The Michael Foster Project and The Soul Jukebox which have performed for numerous events in and around South Louisiana for Festivals, Government officials and Organizations. He has been profiled and written about for local and national publications such as 225 Magazine, The Advocate, Bankers Travel and more. John has been in numerous Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde... shows since 2010 and his story "Hangin" is featured in the Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde... Life Stories About Food book. He presented his story at the 2012 Louisiana Book Festival and the 2012 Faulkner Socieity's Words and Music Conference in New Orleans.
Louisiana International Film Festival. As a former Miss Louisiana, Missy also performed with the Miss America USO tour before moving to NYC where she worked in tv, film & print. Moving to Charlotte, NC, she joined the staff of the Children's Theatre of Charlotte serving as a writer, performer and director and continued her passion for youth development by serving as Director for the National program, "Best Friends - Best Men" in the Charlotte school system. Missy served as Marketing Director for the private music club, "Music With Friends" and worked with the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge as Special Projects Director. She has two daughters, Susannah and Elizabeth. Missy was in the 2011 One Year Anniversary Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde...show and her monologue, "Caution, Nostalgia Is High In Calories" and praline recipe is featured in the coffeetable/cookbook. She presented her story at the 2012 Louisiana Book Festival.
2012 Louisiana Book Festival and the 2012 Faulkner Society's Words & Music. She is a contributing writer for Chili Pepper Magazine's upcoming BBQ issue. She will be hosting the first Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde... Culinary Cruise in November 2013 with Chef Jim Urdiales on the Norwegian Epic ship out of Miami. Websites: www.peggysweeneymcnald.com and www.superstareentsla.com