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Errol Laborde

Editor in Chief

Errol Laborde holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of New Orleans and is the Editor in Chief of Renaissance Publishing. In that capacity he serves as Editor/Associate Publisher of New Orleans Magazine and Editor/ Publisher of Louisiana Life Magazine. Errol is also a producer and a regular panelist on Informed Sources, a weekly news discussion program broadcast on public television station WYES-TV, Channel 12. Errol is a three-time winner of the Alex Waller Award, the highest award given in print journalism by the New Orleans Press Club. Errol’s most recent books are Krewe: The Early Carnival from Comus to Zulu and Marched the Day God, a history of the Rex organization. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and traveling with his wife Peggy to anywhere they can get away to, but some of his favorite spots are the Caribbean and historic locations around Louisiana. You can reach Errol at (504) 830-7235 or errol@myneworleans.com.

Morgan Packard

Editor, St. Charles Avenue
Managing Editor, New Orleans Magazine

Morgan Packard may not be a native New Orleanian, but with every passing day New Orleans becomes more her home. Attending Newcomb College and gaining her masters from Tulane University, Packard immersed herself in the culture and peculiarities of the Big Easy, the culmination of which was reached when she joined the staff of Renaissance Publishing in May 2006. You can reach Morgan at (504) 830-7227 or morgan@myneworleans.com.

Eve Kidd Crawford

Editor, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles
Editor, Gulf Coast Wine + Dine
Managing Editor, Louisiana Life
Managing Editor, Acadiana Profile

Eve Kidd Crawford graduated from Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans and went on to journalism school at the University of Missouri. After earning bachelor's and master's degrees in magazine journalism, she moved back to Mid-City, where she lives with her 5-year-old daughter, Ruby; her 10-year-old stepson; and her husband, Robert Peyton. As the editor of New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, she is too ashamed to have company over because her own home is full of brightly colored plastic toys and spilled Cheddar Bunnies. She enjoys coffee, wine and lecturing people about grammar. You can reach Eve at (504) 830-7228 or eve@myneworleans.com.

Sarah Ravits

Associate Editor, all publications
Editor, custom publications

Sarah Ravits graduated from Tulane University in 2006 with degrees in English and Psychology. She has been with Renaissance Publishing since July of 2006. She manages custom publishing jobs and also writes for and edits other Renaissance Publishing titles. Her hobbies include drinking wine, seeing live music, pulling pranks on her friends, riding her bike and reading. She resides in the Garden District. You can reach Sarah at (504) 830-7239 or sarah@myneworleans.com.

Haley Adams

Web Editor
Associate Editor, all publications
Managing Editor, New Orleans Bride

Haley Adams graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism and a minor and French. She grew up in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Missouri, but now calls New Orleans home. She interned at Boston Magazine and the Columbia Daily Tribune, then worked at Inside Columbia Magazine in Columbia, Mo., before joining Renaissance Publishing in August 2012. Haley is a news junkie who loves fashion, social media and chick flicks. You can reach her at (504) 830-7259 or haley@myneworleans.com.

Tiffani Reding

Art Director, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, St. Charles Avenue, Louisiana Life, New Orleans Bride & OnStage

Tiffani Reding is the Cajun girl of the office. Originally from the bayou in Cut Off, La., she attended Nicholls State and graduated from Delgado with a degree in visual communications. She has been with Renaissance Publishing since the start of the company in 2006. She loves spending her spare time with her fiancé Mike and dog Bailey at their home in Harahan. She is a self-proclaimed shoe shopper who is always looking for another pair of heels. You can reach Tiffani at (504) 830-7295 or tiffani@myneworleans.com.

Eric Gernhauser

Art Director, New Orleans Magazine

Eric Gernhauser graduated from USL with a degree in advertising design in 1985. He has been designing New Orleans Magazine for more than 10 years. He married his wife, Caroline, right after Katrina on the anniversary of the day they met and had their son Henry a year later. In his spare time, Eric enjoys renovating a family home near City Park in Mid-City, playing basketball and spending time with his family and friends. You can reach Eric at (504) 830-7269 or eric@renpubllc.com.

Jenny Hronek

Art Director, Custom Publishing

Jenny Hronek is a Yankee. Originally from Columbus, Ohio (GO BUCKS!), she slept through community college to earn a degree in graphic design. She is married to a very wonderful pale boy named Steven. She owns two psychotic felines and a blue car. After her daily battles with QuarkXPress, Jenny likes to drink Famega, watch COPS and jump out of planes. Her ultimate goal in life is to win the lottery and learn to roll her tongue. You can reach Jenny at (504) 830-7238 or jenny@renpubllc.com.

Advertising

Jonee Daigle Ferrand

Senior Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Jonée Daigle Ferrand is the Sales Manager for Renaissance Publishing and has been with the company for six years. She is married to her best friend, Brad Ferrand, with whom she resides in Covington, along with their kitty cat, Bella. Jonée is one of six children and recently welcomed a daughter of her own, Lilette Mae Ferrand. She enjoys working with nonprofit organizations, is a member of the Junior League of Covington and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You can reach Jonée at (504) 830-7257 or jonee@renpubllc.com.

Shelley Duran

Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Shelley graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2009 with a degree in Public Relations. She has been working with the company since October 2011. When she's not in the office, she can be found running the streets (literally), searching for the perfect grilled cheese and getting lost in bookstores. She believes she was born to live in Mid-City. You can reach her at (504) 830-7263 or shelley@myneworleans.com.

Erica Northcott Adams

Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Erica Northcott Adams was born and raised in New Orleans. She attended The Academy of the Sacred Heart and LSU, where she received her B.A. in Political Science in 2001. She has been in the advertising industry for seven years. In her spare time, she likes to attend sporting events and loves spending time with her family and friends. Erica and her husband, Todd, have a son, Harlan Jackson, who was born in September 2007. You can reach Erica at (504) 830-7246 or erica@renpubllc.com.

Shannon Smith

Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Shannon Smith was born and raised in New Orleans. She is a graduate of Mount Carmel Academy. She and her husband, Jeff, currently live in Metairie. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends and watch sporting events. You can reach Shannon at (504) 830-7298 or shannons@renpubllc.com.

Jill Varney

Sales Manager, St. Charles Avenue

Jill Varney was born and raised in New Orleans. She attended St. Mary's Dominican High School and LSU, where she received her B.A. in Mass Communication in 2005. She has been in the advertising industry ever since graduation. In her spare time, she loves traveling, coffee, reading and wine. You can reach Jill at (504) 830-7219 or jill@myneworleans.com.

Aimee Arceneaux

Sales Manager, custom publications, New Orleans Bride, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles

Aimee Arceneaux is a New Orleans native currently residing in OldJefferson. She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a marketing degree in December 2004. Since then Aimee has been working in the advertising sales industry and is the Sales Manager for our Custom Publishing division. When she’s not at work, she is planning her June 2013 wedding and hanging out with her friends, family and four dogs. You can reach Aimee at (504) 830-7240 or aimee@myneworleans.com.

Carey Faust

Account Exetutive, St. Charles Avenue

Carey graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2007 with degrees in English and business and moved to Birmingham, Ala. to embark on a publishing career with an internship at Southern Progress Corporation (a division of Time Inc). From there, her love for the written word took her to New York City (a lifelong goal) where her employers included InStyle magazine and the Village Voice. After three years in the Big Apple, she missed PJ's Coffee too much and moved home. She loves working for St. Charles Avenue magazine and being able to do what she's passionate about in the city she cares about the most. You can reach Carey at carey@myneworleans.com.

Maegan O'Brien

Account Executive, New Orleans Magazine

Maegan O'Brien graduated from LSU with a degree in finance in 2010.  She recently moved to the city and started working for the company in April 2012. Maegan loves traveling, wining and dining, and spending time with family and great friends. You can reach Maegan at maegan@myneworleans.com.

Brooke LeBlanc

Sales Account Executive, Custom Publications, New Orleans Bride & New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles

Brooke LeBlanc was born and raised in New Orleans. She attended Archbishop Chapelle High School and UNO, where she received her degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism with a concentration in Marketing. She loves traveling, spending time with her family and friends, movies and wine. You can reach Brooke at (504) 830-7242 orBrooke@MyNewOrleans.com

Kathryn Beck Sanderson

Sales Manager, Louisiana Life

Kathryn was born and raised in Alexandria, La. She attended LSU and received her bachelor's degree in mass communication with an emphasis on advertising. Kathryn then moved to New York City to work at Woman’s Day magazine. After missing everything about the South, Kathryn moved to New Orleans and joined the Louisiana Life team. She has a slight addiction to television, naps and wine – her three favorite things in life. Realizing how this sounds, Kathryn is looking for new hobbies to put in this biography. You can reach Kathryn at (504) 830-7250 or kathryn@louisianalife.com.

Rebecca Taylor

Account Executive, Acadiana Profile

Rebecca is a Lafayette native. She has worked in print media for over 12 years, including one year with Renaissance Publishing. She and her husband, Mike, have two children (Michael and Lauren) and a dog (Pickett). She enjoys volunteering at her children's schools. Family fun involves camping and watching Michael participate in dirt bike Enduro Racing. In her spare time - when there is any - she likes to relax and play tennis, garden and cook from scratch. You can reach Rebecca at (337) 298-4424 or rebecca@acadianaprofile.com.

Erin Maher

Sales Assistant

Erin Maher is a native of New Orleans. She graduated from LSU and The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She is also an alumna of Mount Carmel Academy. She has been with Renaissance Publishing since June 2010. Erin enjoys Jimmy Fallon, dreaming about traveling to Paris and baking from scratch. You can reach Erin at (504) 830-7241 or erin@myneworleans.com.

Staci Woodward McCarty

Production/Web Manager

Staci Woodward began working at Renaissance Publishing since December 2006 and loves her job. She is the proud parent of a two-and-a-half pound mini-Chihuahua named Dozer, but keep it on the D.L. … she can’t have pets in her condo. She enjoys spending time with her friends, having crawfish boils with her family and religiously watching Law & Order SVU (and the Disney Channel, shhh). She is obsessed with her godchild Shayla. She also has a vast collection of Minnie Mouse shoes and carries enormous purses. You can reach Staci at (504) 830-7266 or staci@myneworleans.com.

Sarah George

Production Designer

Sarah George was born and braised in New Orleans for 26 years at an average temperature of 95 degrees. Although still simmering in the melting pot that is New Orleans, she dreams of one day expanding her existence into cooler, less humid environments. She received her associate's degree in visual communications from Delgado Community College, and hopes to continue her education in the near future. She enjoys light, time, pockets, owls, and moderation. You can reach Sarah at sarahg@myneworleans.com.

Administration / Circulation

Todd Matherne

Chief Executive Officer

Todd Matherne is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has spent his entire professional career in the publishing industry. His favorite thing that he loves about his job is publishing magazines that celebrate life. New Orleans to him is the city that celebrates life unlike any other and he believes our titles here at Renaissance speak to people that want to celebrate with us. You can reach Todd at (504) 830-7247 or todd@renpubllc.com.

Kristi Ferrante

Executive Assistant, Office Manager

Kristi Ferrante is a graduate of Cabrini High – many moons ago. She is married and has three beautiful girls and two awesome dogs, a Siberian husky named Stoli and a puggle named Buddy. She has been with the company for since 1993 years and doesn’t plan on going anywhere soon – unless the company has other plans! In her spare time she loves to listen to music, play cards and board games and read. You can reach Kristi at (504) 830-7264 or kristi@myneworleans.com.

Christian Coombs

Distribution & Circulation Manager

Christian Coombs is a local boy that grew up a stone's throw away from New Orleans on the "Best Bank." He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in communications and became a part of our family in 2007.  With his own big family of three boys and one little angel, he and his wife Angie never seem to slow down. Christian can be found driving a very colorful Renaissance Publishing van around the metro area when he's not inside the office, so honk your horn at him and let him know that you support our local publications as well as our great city.  You can reach Christian at (504) 830-7244 or christian@myneworleans.com.

Office Address:
Renaissance Publishing
110 Veterans Blvd. Suite 123
Metairie, LA 70005

(504) 828-1380 phone
(504) 828-1385 fax

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